If you don’t know this about me by now, let me say it again: I love vacations.
Last week, I got back from an epic trip to Amsterdam. I spent the week living in a charming canal house with my husband and my mom, visiting family friends and sipping vino and espresso at every canal-side cafe we could find. It was pretty awesome.
One of our health tenants at Moss Wellness is to make time for indulgence in your life, and we certainly did just that! While I don’t go all-out-insane on my holidays, I certainly let loose and eat/drink food that I usually don’t have very often (think fries, a couple of beers, LOTS of espressos, and chocolate bon bons. Like, I ate chocolate bon bons every day on vacation. For real.).
As fun as vacations can be, getting back in the swing afterwards can sometimes be tough, with the potential to lead us into a downwards eating spiral. Let’s be honest: Vacations can definitely derail your healthy eating habits, making it challenging to get back to your healthy ways post-trip.
But I promise you, you don’t have to fear vacations! You just need to know the tips, tricks, and tools to get back on track after a holiday.
I’ve previously shared with you some ways to stay healthy while traveling.
I’ve also shared how to pack healthy foods for the flight out.
Today, I am going to share my top 3 steps to feeling lighter and getting back in the groove post-vacay:
1) Smoothie dinners. One of the best – and easiest – ways to lighten up after an indulgent week is to ditch the heavy evening meals and switch to a smoothie dinner. (Check out my Instagram account, mossandrea, to see just how many coconuts I had cracked open for our smoothie dinners last week…) Be sure to check out one of my favorite, go-to smoothie recipes by downloading my free breakfast eBook.
2) Salad lunches. By replacing your typical carby lunches (think: sandwiches, rice bowls, pasta) with a bowl full of raw or cooked veggies, you’re naturally supporting the body to gently detox. Salads are a naturally low-sugar, fiber-packed meal that helps to kick sugar cravings to the curb. Just be sure you’re building a balanced salad (no “plain lettuce leaves with 2 tomato slices” as a meal!). We want healthy fats and protein in there, too, for the best energy and metabolism boost. Want salad inspiration? Check out my post on how to build a delicious summer salad.
3) The Reboot cleanse. The Reboot cleanse is my go-to godsend after a vacation. You can start with smoothie dinners and salad lunches, but if you want to pull out the big guns and get back in the groove quickly (heck, you can get beyond the groove!!), taking a 5-day Reboot is a great way to go.
Our cleanse was named one of the top 3 cleanses in New York City by Well&Good NYC, and we’re pretty proud of that
You can feel good every day. And we are here to support you.
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