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Feeling Like You Need A Post Holiday Detox? Try This

Updated: Dec 28, 2023

Did you overindulge in food, have a few too many glasses of wine or bubbly, and are now left feeling tired, bloated, and moody?

It happens and it's the worst!

Now you may have set some new years resolutions related to your health. Perhaps it's losing weight, or cutting back on sweets, or just including more nutritious foods in your meals. Whatever the goals you have set for yourself a reminder that quick fixes aren't the answer.

Here are a couple of strategies to help get you back on track to feeling your best.

Sugar Detox:

If you spent the holidays enjoying all your favorite treats, indulging in all the sugar and carbs, and are now feeling tired, sluggish, and craving those foods even more - then you are likely riding the blood sugar roller coaster. By this, I am referring to the constant fluctuations in your blood sugar from high to low. The more sugar and processed carbs you eat the more insulin your body must produce to help keep blood sugar levels stable.

Here is how it works - you eat sugar or carbs, your blood sugar spikes up quickly and insulin is released, your cells absorb the sugar and your blood sugar levels come down quickly. These blood sugar fluctuations can lead to hormonal chaos, increased cravings, and hunger and it can make reaching and maintaining your happy weight very difficult!

Going on a sugar detox can help reset your blood sugar cycle. In the 10 Day Sugar Detox Program this is exactly what we focus on. Juicing every veggie in the produce section and living on cabbage soup is not required in this program.

It includes 10 days of delicious and nourishing meals to reset your blood sugar, boost your energy and kick your sugar and carb cravings for good!

Make Time for Self Care:

If you've been going non-stop, overindulging in food and alcohol, staying up too late now is the time to take some time to rest and restore. Lack of sleep and stress can really impact your hormones.

Our body's natural response when under stress is to produce the hormone cortisol It’s released from the adrenal glands in response to perceived stress or need within our bodies. Cortisol affects so many functions from sleep, weight, mood, energy levels, blood sugar regulation, and our immune system. It's a crucial hormone and too much or too little can impact our health and wellbeing.

So it's crucial to try and include practices into your daily routine that support you in managing stress.

Here Are A Few Daily Practices To Help Manage Stress:

  • Light restorative exercises like yoga or pilates

  • Meditation

  • Start your mornings with mindfulness and intention

  • Eat a whole foods diet (lots of fruits and veggies)

  • Get outside and soak in the sun and fresh air

Nutrition Reset:

Quick fixes are not the answer. skip out on the juice cleanses and fad diets. While you may have some quick results they typically won't be long-lasting. These quick fixes can also lead to hormonal chaos, contribute to fatigue and digestive issues, and make hitting your happy weight even harder in the long run.

Are you dealing with any of the following Hormone Imbalance Symptoms:

  1. Sudden Weight Gain and/or Difficulty Losing Weight

  2. Acne

  3. Digestive Issues (constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas)

  4. Hair Loss or Thinning

  5. Worsened PMS Symptoms

  6. Fatigue & Mental Fog

  7. Irritability/Mood Swings/Inability to Regulate Emotions

  8. Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia

  9. Headaches and Migraines

  10. Low Sex Drive

If you have been struggling with some of these symptoms it may be a sign of a possible hormone imbalance and it's time to get to the root cause of what's contributing to your symptoms.

The good news is that there is plenty that can be done with nutrition and lifestyle to help support healthy well-balanced hormones. In the 1:1 Nourish To Thrive Program we get to the root cause and work together to balance your hormones so you can lose weight, regain your lost energy, and feel good without resorting to deprivation and restriction.

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