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How to get back on track
after a vacation


Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!

This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to "think like a healthy person" so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.

"Feel-Good Mondays" are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.  

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are taking this last day of summer vacation to relax and have some fun with family and loved ones. If you don't know this about me by now, let me say it again: I love vacations. I love holidays. I love taking a break from the day-to-day to make time for decadence, fun, and adventure!

On a “staycation” date with Matt!

One of our health tenants at Moss Wellness is to make time for indulgence in your life. A life of restriction and deprivation can feel claustrophobic and boring.

But fun as vacations can be, getting back in the swing afterwards can sometimes be tough – and that has 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 (or summer) is to ditch the heavy evening meals and switch to a smoothie dinner. Be sure to check out one of my favorite, go-to smoothie recipes by downloading the free breakfast eBook on my website.

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 :)

We currently only offer this cleanse to private clients, but the jist of it is this: eliminate gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and coffee for 5 days. Have healthy protein and two cups of veggies for your lunches and dinners. Hydrate well. Avoid unnecessary snacking.

Cheers to a healthy end of summer and a delicious, radiant start to fall!

You can feel good every day. And we're here to support you.


P.S. What are you doing to kick off a healthy start to autumn? Tell us about it on our Facebook page!