Back from my up north 4th of July vacation where I enjoyed foods I normally don’t eat. We’re talking brats, ice cream, beer and wine. Oh did I forget to mention a stop into Barbs Bakery. Seriously!!! Yes, way more sugar, salt and calories then I’m use to consuming. So here is what I do to detox and get back on track.
First day back from vacation start the day with a tall glass of lemon water and one hour of spinning (any exercise is good, even brisk walking. Just get the heart rate up) – no coffee. Fix myself a tall green smoothie made with romaine, apple, carrots, cucumber, ginger and lemon.
Lunch- Huge kale salad with lemon vinaigrette. Lemon water
More lemon water through out the day plus dandelion tea. ( great for detoxing)
Dinner- more kale salad plus more dandelion tea.
Go to bed early!
Day two – feeling much better already just by giving my body extra nutrients exercise and rest!! Continue with lemon water, dandelion tea and kale salads. Added a berry smoothie and Greek yogurt to the mix, no sugar. An hour of yoga and brisk walking.
Day three- Added coffee back in, what can I say, I love my coffee. Continue with lemon water and dandelion tea throughout the day. One hour of boot camp class, strength training, cardio, and stretching. Hard boil egg with fruit for breakfast.
Lunch- Huge salad with mixed greens and veggies.
Berry Smoothie with lemon and Greek yogurt.
I’ll continue to eat especially clean for the rest of the week and slowly add other protein into my meals. Easy to do and helps me get back on track to feeling full of energy.
Feel free to share any strategies or tips you find helpful to detox after a vacation!