The holidays are all about indulging, enjoying and I am working on retraining my brain to not feeling regret over enjoying my favorite things. But I do know that I feel it in my actual gut, and my skin when I have indulged. So I have given myself a little routine for "the day after". Scroll down to see my tips.
#1 One big change that I have been doing for the last few months is having a version of the Bonberi smoothie to break my fast. This is usually around 12, sometimes later if I am not hungry. Before that I have lemon water, and coffee but nothing else.
(I make enough for breakfast and lunch + some for Ami)
To make the smoothie I first blend bag of baby spinach with unsweetened coconut water. Blend until smooth, then add a bunch of cilantro blend really well,
add whatever lettuce we have on hand and blend,
add a a cucumber, half a bunch of celery and blend really well,
2 big handfuls of frozen mango, 2 apples and do the final blend.
#2 Detox Bath - dissolve 2 cups of epsom salt, 1/4 cup of baking soda into a tub full of hot water. I like to add some essential oils like rose or lavender to make it some me time. Remember to rinse off in cold water to close up your pores.
#6 CHUG water, I drink a lot of water regularly and up the amount a ton after indulging. Bonus point if you add fresh lemon juice to it.
#7 Make time to get active, before my detox bath I make sure to get in a sweat or even stretch session. I will jump on my Peloton, or get outside with the girls. Even some jumping jacks and 15 minutes of yoga will do it.
#8 Lastly, lymphatic facial massages. My face is usually crazy puffy after a night out or little sleep and this massage does wonders. I do these in the morning and at night but up to three times "the day after". I use this brightening oil when I do this in the morning and the cleansing balm (which I leave on at night as a moisturizing mask).
I hope these steps helps you feel and look better! But most of all let yourself enjoy these meals, drinks and if you aren't enjoying them then don't eat/drink them. Listen to your body and leave behind the guilt. We will not get these days/moments back so SOAK IT ALL UP.