It's easy to have a cheat day (or two) over the weekend. Eating out at restaurants, drinking with friends, indulging in dessert or your favorite junk food; sounds like a great weekend, right? However, when Monday rolls around you may feel the negative effects of your unhealthy eating. It may cause you to feel bloated, sluggish, or tired, and you may also experience digestive issues and headaches. Luckily you can quickly bounce back and get back to feeling healthy and happy again.
Here are 5 ways to recover from a weekend of unhealthy eating:
Drink plenty of water
Drinking water can rehydrate you, help keep your digestive system working properly, and can also flush out toxins from your body. Make sure to drink plenty of water regularly throughout the day.
Get your body moving
Get some exercise and sweat it out! Not only will exercise help release toxins from your body but exercise, in general, can help boost your mood, help burn some calories accrued over the weekend and can help you wake your mind and body back up.
Get plenty of sleep
A good night of sleep, 8-9, can make all the difference. It can reset your body and your mind. It can also help heal your body and digestive system.
After a long weekend of eating unhealthy, make sure to eat light healthy meals and snacks for the next few days. This means plenty of vegetables and protein.
Avoid sugar and processed foods
Sugar contains no essential nutrients. Added sugars, which include sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, are high in calories but have no nutritional value. When you eat sugar like this, all you are doing is adding on unnecessary weight and continuing bad habits.
Splurging over the weekend is bound to happen every once in a while, but you can always recover and learn from your mistakes. At Physicians Age Management Centers, we can help you get on the right path toward a healthier life through nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle changes. Call today for a free consultation at 844.440.8444.