November and December are all about indulging, and we're proud to say that we did the holiday season right. But in the end-of-the-year aftermath, our minds inevitably turn to our health, and we've found ourselves searching for ways to quell the bloating and discomfort that often accompanies January 1. Enter MindBodyGreen's list of detoxing tips, courtesy of registered dietitians, nutritionists, and health experts. Here's exactly what the pros eat and drink after overindulging, whether in food, alcohol, or a combination of the two.
Raw fruits and veggies! I make a point to limit anything packaged over the holidays since my meals tend to be less than perfect. You can find me snacking on a cold apple or sugar snap peas around the holidays.
If I've just had an indulgent night, instead of waking up miserable and full of regret, I wake up and set myself up for success with a clean, healthy breakfast. My go-to is plain Siggi's Yogurt with berries, raw nuts, and some high-fiber cereal. Not only does this breakfast give me the fiber, protein, and healthy fat I need, but it also helps me refocus my palate and mind to have a healthy day ahead!
A green smoothie! The combination of fruits, leafy greens, avocado, and other whole-food ingredients makes me feel instantly nourished, refreshed, and helps to detoxify my system. I also love to add energy-boosting ingredients like matcha green tea powder and collagen protein.
Citrus. A plain bowl of a cut-up grapefruit or blood orange or even a little clementine out of the peel! It's hydrating, which is helpful in winter (and with the abundant alcohol), refreshing, and super simple after lots of complex and typically starchy dishes.
I like to drink a strong, fresh ginger tea. It feels really warming from the inside—and it is! It helps boost metabolism and digestion. It feels instantly grounding and helps bring me back to balance when it's getting particularly busy.