As Easter comes to a close, many of us are left feeling bloated and sluggish from all the chocolate bunnies, figolli and kwareżimal. But fear not, because there are ways to detox and get back on track. Here are five tips to help you get your oomph back.
5 Drink plenty of water – The first step to any successful detox is to drink lots of water. This helps flush out toxins from your system and keeps you hydrated. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day and no pintfuls of coke or lemonade.
4 Eat clean, whole foods – Your body is probably still running high on the sugar rush, so it’s important to nourish your body with clean, whole foods. Load up on fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods, fried foods, and anything high in sugar or salt.
3 Get moving – You know it! Exercise is a great way to detox both your body and mind. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, whether it’s a brisk walk, a yoga class, or a session at the gym. Exercise helps release endorphins, which can improve your mood and reduce stress.
2 Practice self-care – Make time for activities that make you feel good, whether it’s taking a bubble bath, reading a book, or spending time with loved ones. Prioritizing self-care can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
1 Get enough sleep – Listen, if you plan to crawl back in from Marrakech at 7am Saturday morning, you’re not getting anywhere. Aim to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, and try to establish a consistent sleep schedule. Avoid screens for at least an hour before bedtime, and create a relaxing sleep environment by keeping your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.
Bonus tip! Always remember – be kind to yourself and take it one day at a time. Your body and mind will thank you for it.