Halloween is a favorite pastime for all of us. Whether we are trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins and roasting seeds, handing out candy, or just dressing up for a party, it’s a holiday that everyone enjoys.
It’s usually this time of year that we begin to let loose a little bit, eat more freely, and get into the holiday season. It starts with some candy today, some pie on Thanksgiving, and mom’s amazing sugar cookies on Christmas. Let’s not forget the appetizers and alcohol we will indulge in on New Year’s Eve. These 4 days separate and apart from each other are not the problem. But the fact that they are all lumped together so closely has us rolling one poor eating day right into the next. We tend to eat more processed foods with sugars and unhealthy fats, exercise less, and gain unnecessary unhealthy weight.
Try to avoid the holiday hangover with a few tips to help keep you on track:
First, allow yourself to loosen up a bit and enjoy. Just don’t loosen that belt buckle too much. Have your cookie and be done with it. I know you remember all too well that horrible sugar hangover that lasted until February because you were a little too lenient. Know your boundaries and stick with them. It’s not about being disciplined. It’s about being responsible. And the same goes for alcohol. Know your boundaries. These calories add up-----FAST!!!
Start your morning with 24 ounces of water. It hydrates and cleanses your digestive system and it fills you up. Make your water the first thing you consume in the morning. It will set you up to drink water regularly throughout the day and it will help to encourage elimination and natural cleansing.
Have your first meal be loaded with fiber, healthy fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates. Studies show that those who have a protein/fiber based breakfast make wiser food choices throughout the day.
Hit the gym or hit the streets. Along with starting your day off with a healthy meal, exercising early in the morning also prepares you for wiser choices. Get your sweat on nice and early so that in the event of something coming up later in the day, you’ve already checked it off your list.
Although our bodies are pretty resilient, they were not intended to be a dumpster for garbage. Our liver, our filtration system, gets tired from having to work so hard to filter out toxins and impurities. The colon gets backed up from excess processed foods, sugars, and fats causing GI distress (constipation, IBS, Bloating, gas, diarrhea, etc). Excess calories and junk food lead to unnecessary weight gain causing the body systems, particularly the digestive system, to slow down causing fatigue.
So be conscious of your choices. There is nothing wrong with a little indulgence here and there. Just make sure you mitigate any unwanted side effects by being prepared and preemptive.
So enjoy your candy today. And then join in on the Candy Clean Up Cleanse. Keep 10-15% of your treats and store them in the freezer so they are not so easily accessible. Either toss or donate the remainder so that it’s not so tempting. If it’s out of the house, it’s out of reach.
Come into Internal Cleansing & Healing Center for your colon hydrotherapy session and receive an addition complimentary session with the purchase of a series of 3 or more sessions. Keep your digestive system on track this holiday season with a sound healthy diet and with cleansing----I promise, it will make the coming months easier, more enjoyable, and with less need to create unrealistic and impractical resolutions come 2014