6 Ways to Detox Your Body After Eating Bad
We’ve all had one of those weekends where we lost sight of eating healthy and strayed from our diet a bit. It’s Sunday night, and suddenly you’re lying on the couch regretting eating that last cookie after dinner last night. How can you get your body back on track and ready for the work week? Try these things you can do to detox your body after a few days of eating unhealthy foods.
First, it’s important to stay hydrated. It’s recommended that you drink fluids like water and green tea to get back on track. There are many benefits to drinking water—not only does it keep you hydrated, but it helps to clear your body of toxins, reduces bloating, and helps with digestion. You can also toss in some sliced lemons, which not only give your water a naturally sweet flavor, but can help to cut out high-sugar drinks.
Eating unhealthy can make you feel sluggish, fatigued, and unmotivated, which is why drinking green tea may help get your energy levels back up. Green tea also has been shown to regulate blood sugar levels and stops cravings; perfect for a quick recovery from too much alcohol or sweets. It also contains antioxidants, can kill bacteria, and just help you to feel more refreshed overall.
If you have an appetite, make yourself a hearty meal to restart your system. Try a high-protein veggie-based dish such as a breakfast omelet, or make a small bowl of oatmeal, which can be topped with fruits like berries, peaches, or pears. If you’re unable to eat a full meal but still want to get something healthy in your stomach, go a little lighter and try snacking on some yogurt. Yogurt can help to ease any inflammation, and when paired with antioxidant-rich blueberries, your metabolism will be put right back on track.
It’s probably the last thing you feel like doing, but try doing a light workout to get your body moving. Exercise after an unhealthy binge can help to rid your body of toxins through the process of sweating. Not to mention, it releases endorphins which will make you feel happier, energized, and more motivated.
If you’re not physically (or mentally) able to get exercise in that way, then try doing some calming, detoxifying yoga. There are a ton of detox yoga sequences out there for beginners and seasoned yogis alike; you don’t have to know what you’re doing or even have done yoga at all to do these! They’re made to reset your body and mind—perfect for clearing your cloudy head and refocusing on your goals.
Lastly, try to disconnect for a while. Giving your body and mind a break could be just what you need to get over this rut. Put away your phone, computer, and any social media, and focus on having a day to yourself, if possible. Stay hydrated, take a hot shower, replenish your skin with some moisturizer, and chill out! If your body is tired, then try taking a nap—don’t fight what your body is telling you it needs.
If you need any more ideas of how to detox your mind and body after a few days of eating bad, then check out this helpful article on ways to detox from a sweets binge.