I feel just gross and I did not overeat over Thanksgiving. Today is all about Ways To Detox After Thanksgiving. All the rich food and added stress of being the hostess or traveling can really do a number on your body. It is time for a detox
Ways To Detox After Thanksgiving
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Ways To Detox After Thanksgiving- Detoxing The Body
Okay, let’s be honest who ate too much? For me, I did not eat too much because what I did eat caused my gastritis to act up. Too many rich foods and sweets. Also, too many foods that I don’t regularly eat together. I was not about to hurt someone’s feelings by not trying their food or dessert. Unfortunately, the mixture sent me to the medicine cabinet to start popping tums (which in itself does a number to the body)
Simple Ways To Detox The Body
- Drink LOTS of water
- Drink hot herbal teas
- Go NO SUGAR for the week
- Eat more fresh vegetable and leafy greens
- Try broth soups (no cream)
- Cut back on caffeine
Ways To Detox After Thanksgiving- Detox The Mind And Spirit
I love my family! But as an introvert, too much family time just zaps the energy right out of me. Plus holidays can bring out relationship issues and let’s be honest, sometimes our family members know how to push our buttons. So we need to detox our mind and spirit
Ways To Detox The Mind And Spirit
- Take hot relaxing baths with scented Epsom salts such as Dr. Teals Lavender Epsom Salt Soaks
- Treat yourself to facial mask while soaking in the bath- Try Que Bella Face Mask Pamper Pack for variety of scents for a spa day at home
- Light a candle while in the bath. One of my favorite scents is Serenity & Calm by the Chesapeake Bay Candle
- Find some quiet time for spiritual reflection. The book Good Days Start With Gratitude- 52 Weeks Of Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude will help you refocus your mind on what is really important.
Ways To Detox After Thanksgiving- Exercise, And Sleep
It is amazing how much better your mind, spirit, and body will feel if you get plenty of exercise and sleep. It seems so simple but with the craziness of the holidays these two seem to go by the wayside
Ways To Help With Exercise And Sleep
- A simple 30-minute walk outside in the fresh air will do a world of good for your mind and body.
- If the weather is poor, try walking on a treadmill or walking with a friend in the local mall or recreational center.
- Become a fan of the foam roller and exercise stability ball. When your back hurts or muscles ache, these two tools can be lifesavers
- If you are tired and have the opportunity, take a nap. A long healing nap can do wonders for the body
- I have been taking Olly Sleep Melatonin Gummy Vitamins with L Theanine, Chamomile, and Lemon Balm each night before bed to help me with a better quality of sleep.
- Add aromatherapy essential oils to your pillows such as Lavender Or Eucalyptus to help you sleep.
- Take extra vitamin C this time of year. Lots of germs flying around and you need to help boost your immune system
Ways To Help Your Detox After Thanksgiving- Enjoy The Sights, Sounds And Scents Of Christmas
There is something about a crackling fire, scented candle, cozy blanket, and twinkling lights that will calm you down and make you relax. Take advantage of these tools to not only detox from Thanksgiving but help you relax from the stress of the holiday season.
Ways To Help You Enjoy The Sights, Sounds, And Scents Of Christmas
- Put some Christmas music on while you are driving or relaxing around the house.
- Light scented candles to create wonderful scents. My favorite is Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar
- Turn off the lights and turn on your Christmas tree. Enjoy the peace and quiet.
- Snuggle up with a good book. I am currently reading Debbie Mason’s series set in.. Christmas, Colorado. Sweet light-hearted romances that read like a Hallmark Movie because there are several that are based on her books.
- There is a reason Hallmark Movies are so popular. The predictable plots and happy endings make these comfort movies. Netflix has some great ones too. I just watch The Christmas Prince, The Christmas Prince Royal Wedding, and coming out this week, The Christmas Prince Royal Baby.
- Take a drive and enjoy the Christmas lights.
- Do to the mall on a weeknight and take in the sights and sounds
- Go to a church Christmas concert or children’s play/dance recital
Because Thanksgiving was so late this year, it slams us into the Christmas holiday season. But if you don’t take some time to detox from Thanksgiving you might find yourself sick. Whether it is the rich food and sweets, or the stress of the week, take some time for yourself and relax and get into a healthy mindset.
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