Weekends are meant for relaxing—and, for many, relaxing their diets, especially on holiday weekends. With happy hour Friday, a party Saturday, brunch Sunday, and movies, dinners out, errands (hello, drive-through), and more thrown into the mix, even the healthiest eater finds it hard to stay on track.
Unfortunately, all that excess—in the form of carbs, fat, salt, sugar, and alcohol—can leave you feeling bloated, tired, hungry, and guilty. So come Monday follow these steps to give your body what it’s craving to help reestablish a healthy balance.
Sweat it out
There’s nothing more rewarding then getting up Monday morning and working off all the calories you indulged in over the weekend. A morning workout will rev up your metabolism and may even help you choose healthier options throughout the day.
Breakfast is your bestie
While you may think you should be skipping meals after everything you ate over the weekend – this is the worst thing you could do! The key is protein. Whip up some eggs in the AM or mix our 100% Grass Fed Whey in a smoothie if you’re in a rush.
Water, water, water! After a weekend of indulging aim to drink plenty of H20 to wipe all the excess salt and sugars out of your system. Try a tall glass of water before each meal to help you from overeating too.
Fiber, Fiber, Fiber
When you’ve had a weekend full of unhealthy eating, start incorporating as much fiber into your meals as possible. Fruits, vegetables, and complex carbs such as sweet potato, brown rice and quinoa are great. These foods can help you get your digestion back on track and help keep you full in-between meals.