If you’re like most people there was probably a little overindulgence involved along the way… you know…
- a wee bit too much food at each meal
- some extra drinks here and there
- maybe your cheat meal turned into a cheat day, or
- you consumed some of the least nutritious food on the planet – and you know what I mean by that!
Well no matter what I hope you had fun, long weekends and holidays are the perfect time to enjoy yourself, fully. Though if you’re being honest, you probably would say that you don’t feel all that great today.
So let’s get you back on track. And quickly!
Follow these 5 tips and you’ll be back on track from your long weekend in no time:
Water – drink 2-3 litres of water each day. Period.
Healthy foods – enjoy loads of colourful veggies, lean proteins and healthy fats. Your nutrition is essential in getting you back on track. And a challenge – for the next 5 days, completely avoid sugar and sweets.
Vitamins – I’m going to bet you missed your supplements all weekend… get back on your multivitamin, those awesome healthy fats (omega’s) and immune-boosting friendly bacteria (probiotics).
Sleep – get your circadian rhythm back to its proper cycle. Aim for 8-10 hours of sleep for the next 5 nights, and you know I always say that the sleep prior to midnight is the most healing.
Move that body – exercise! Or try a new sport. When was the last time you rode your bike? At the very least, get outside for a good 30-minute walk. Take the dog. If you don’t have a dog, you’ll know someone who does!
I know I said my top 5 tips, but I do have 1 more to share …
Herbal tea – replace that extra cup of java in the morning with a tea, try a cup of green tea instead and reap the health benefits. Enjoy a cup of peppermint or ginger tea in the afternoon as a refreshing pick-me-up, and a calming tea such as chamomile or lemon in the evening.