The holidays are a wonderful time of year that are however oftentimes filled with an abundance of sugar cookies and rich desserts, cheese platters, alcohol, unhealthy fats, and processed foods, I am not saying this to make you feel badly about what you ate, it is ok to enjoy yourself and indulge in these foods occasionally. If one was to always cut these types of foods out and eat a very restrictive diet, it usually doesn't end well! So, today I am going to offer you some ideas and suggestions of how you can help your body cleanse a little bit and get back on track after all of the holiday treats over the last week! Here are 5 foods that can help your body cleanse and reset after the holidays:
Drink warm water with fresh lemon. Hydration is incredibly important when helping your body flush out toxins. Lemon water is a great source of vitamin C, supports weight loss, and aids in digestion.
Eat leafy greens everyday. Spinach, kale, arugula, and collard greens are examples of leafy greens that are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Try having a salad for lunch or having a salad before dinner.
When it is time for a snack, make sure an apple is part of it! Apples are high in soluble and insoluble fiber, so they are wonderful with helping your intestines sweep out and get rid of the toxins. Try dipping apple slices in almond butter, adding them to your morning oatmeal, or sprinkling them on your salad.
Blueberries! These sweet and delicious little berries are an antioxidant superfood! Blueberries are a low calorie, high fiber, and are loaded with countless health benefits! Try adding them to your morning smoothie, sprinkling them on cereal or oatmeal, including them on your salad, or simply eating them plain for a sweet and healthy snack.
Flaxseeds contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and contain insoluble and soluble fiber, which like the apple, helps the body eliminate toxins as well as excess cholesterol and waste. You can buy ground flaxseed at the grocery store and try sprinkling it on your cereal, yogurt, salad, or incorporating it into your baked goods.
Post Holiday Healthy Soup Recipes:
Chickpea Noodle Soup
This chickpea noodle soup is creamy, comforting, warm, and delicious! Not to mention it is loaded with protein, fiber, vitamin A, iron, calcium, and potassium. It is also naturally gluten free and vegan, depending on the type of pasta that you use. This recipe is quick and easy, and will be a family favorite!
Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
This soup is wholesome, hearty, filling, and loaded with vegetable goodness. This delicious warm soup is perfect on a cold day!
January Jumpstart Group 2021!
Are you looking for support and accountability as you start your weight loss journey in the New Year? I am running a nutrition support group for the month of January where we will meet on Zoom once a week as as a small group. I will be there to offer nutritional advice and answer any questions, and everyone will have their own goal or goals. As a group, we will support each other by sharing recipes, meals, and snack ideas, as well as discuss effective and useful tactics to hold yourself accountable. We will also have a group text and/or email where we can correspond with each other throughout the week! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign up!
January Jumpstart Group Details:
Cost for the month of January - $49 (includes four 30-minute group sessions)
January 4th (6:00-6:30pm)
January 11th (6:00-6:30pm)
January 18th (6:00-6:30pm)
January 25th (6:00-6:30pm)