If you're like me, you've been catching yourself eating pumpkin pie and stuffing leftovers for breakfast these last few days. The month from Thanksgiving to Christmas is full of holiday celebrations and delicious, sugary treats. It's hard to resist the homemade dishes we only get to enjoy around this time of the year.
Eating healthy doesn't have to be an all or nothing mentality. You can indulge in some of the festive foods the holidays bring but you don't have to completely go off the deep end. So, if you're feeling bloated and ready to get back on track, here are 3 easy ways to detox this week:
1. Drink Lemon Water- I've loved adding this new routine to my mornings. I simply pour 2 drops of lemon essential oil into hot water and drink it before eating breakfast. I love how cleansing it feels and the natural boost it gives me. It's not only refreshing, but drinking lemon water aides in digestion (if you're constipated, give it a try). It also helps to clear up skin, lose weight, and provides vitamin C (which we all need this time of year). If you don't have essential oils, you can use fresh lemon juice too. Give it a try, I know you'll feel great!
2. Try this Detox Salad- When most people think of detox, they think of drinking gross smoothies or refraining from eating altogether. This doesn't have to be the case! Our bodies need nutrients that we can find in different foods all around us. This salad has become a staple in our house. It's tasty, full of good stuff, and easy to make! If you're new to meal planning, this is a great place to start. Make this on a Sunday and don't worry about lunch the rest of the week!
3. Get out and Walk- The wintertime gives us several excuses to miss our workout: it's colder outside, gets darker earlier, and our schedules get busy. Even if it's not a high-intensity workout, your body still wants you to move! Get out and go for a walk, even just for 30 minutes. Going for a walk doesn't just benefit your body, it provides a great mental break. We already fill our lives with noise and distraction, use this time to slow your brain down instead of throwing in your ear buds. And the great thing is, you don't have to do it alone. Some of my favorite moments have been walking on the trail with Matt. I love that we get to decompress from our days and enjoy intentional time together. You'll find that getting up and moving will give you just the boost you need during the holidays, even when you miss your workout!