Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? Hello Halloween and all the yummy treats being passed out! No matter your intentions, even the best disciplined folk struggle with overeating. And rightly so! I mean, it’s “that time of the year” when delicately designed sugar cookies are passed out by the dozens, holiday parties mean consuming a few too many calories, and don’t even get me started on the turkey and all the trimmings at grandma’s house! (Oh, and are you ever really too old for trick-or-treating? Asking for a friend …)
While overindulging on occasion isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the effects could wreak havoc on your body, and symptoms could last up to a few days. Maybe your pants are feeling a bit snug after too much trick or treating, or you have a lingering headache or are experiencing abdominal pain. These could all be signs that your body might benefit from a little cleansing.
Allowing your stomach to take a break from digestion may help relieve indigestion caused by overeating, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Instead of starving yourself, try to consume a few small meals throughout the day. Avoid foods that contain excessive amounts of fat and opt for fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. If you’re looking for additional protein in your snacks, try Whey Thins™ for a nutritious, protein-packed snack that offers a delicious way to support your healthy lifestyle and weight loss journey.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Water is an essential part of our diet and makes up around 70 percent of our bodies. Getting enough water is important to support the body’s functions, including the natural detoxification process. Start your morning with a glass of warm water with lemon, or try AMPED™ Hydrate for a great way to naturally replenish nutrients and support hydration.
You may feel tempted to work out shortly after consuming a large meal, but consider waiting a few hours or even until the following day to prevent stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting. You don’t need to spend hours at the gym sweating off those extra calories. Even a low-level activity like a brisk 30-minute walk around the neighborhood can improve digestion and help you feel better.
To help metabolize fats, carbohydrates, and protein, Cleanse for Life™ is a perfect option on the day(s) following a large meal.† It’s recommended that Cleanse for Life be used as part of an Isagenix System for daily cleansing or deep cleansing. Even better? Cleanse for Life tastes great, supports the body’s natural detoxification processes and nourishes the body.
New to cleansing? Click here to learn more about how to do a Cleanse Day.
Make Healthy Swaps
Let’s be honest, the holidays just wouldn’t be the same if you couldn’t treat yourself, right? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Available now for a limited time only, our two seasonal flavors will satisfy your sweet tooth. We’re kicking things off by bringing back a past favorite: Raspberry Cheesecake IsaLean® Shake! Creamy and indulgent, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a guilt-free slice of the season. But, the most anticipated seasonal flavor is Vanilla Cranberry Almond IsaLean Bars! Sweet vanilla and cranberry meets luscious almond in this bar that you won’t be able to put down.
Be on the lookout for additional seasonal flavors, we have more exciting announcements coming soon!
If you want more tips and tricks on surviving the holidays and staying healthy, check out our Healthy Living Guide.
So, before you reach for that second (or third) helping of turkey and mashed potatoes, stop and think about how you’ll feel later and even the next day. If that doesn’t work, remember these simple ways to reset your body after a festive feast so you can get back to feeling like yourself!