Simple Tricks to Reset Your Diet
Weekends are full of parties, drinks with friends and maybe a little but too much of "treat yo self". It's common for people to adopt the mentality of restarting a diet or aiming to eat healthier starting on Monday. You probably know by now but balance is my favorite word. I think we need to let go of the all or nothing mindset and make this a lifestyle. So, if you're looking to get a little kick start this week, try a few of these tips! It's about creating healthy habits and being gentle with the approach to wellness.
Here are my top ways to reset your diet:
1. Drink warm lemon water. Probably the easiest and fasted way to decrease bloat and help detox the liver. It is the best to take it in the morning and wake up your digestive system. Aim for at least two liters of water per day. Adding lemon, cucumber, ginger or mint are all great ways to add flavor and make it more exciting.
2. Eat more greens. Aim to include greens at each of your main meals. One of my favorite ways to flood my system with nutrients is to do a big green smoothie or my no juicer greens juice with coconut water, leafy greens like kale or spinach, lemon or lime juice and cucumber. Simple and makes you feel so good!
3. Get your sweat on. As hard as it may be getting into the swing of things again, go for a work out. Even if it's just a walk to get your blood and circulation going really helps. Going to the sauna or for a hot yoga session does wonder for resetting your body and mind. Exercise helps us to naturally want to make better food choices as well. Include some sort of movement everyday.
4. Aim to have protein at each meal and snack. Protein helps to keep us full and stabilize blood sugar levels. Try having greek yogurt in your breakfast smoothie or added to oats. Aim for 4 oz of quality protein sources such as organic chicken, wild caught fish or organic tempeh at lunch and dinner.
5. Get enough sleep. This is a big one but probably the most underrated. Lack of sleep can effect hormones, raising cortisol levels and cause cravings and binges. Aim for 7-8 hours per nights.
6. Can't beat the bloat? Try incorporating probiotics and digestive enzymes into your supplement routine. Apple cider vinegar is also excellent for helping to increase stomach acid and breakding down your food. Looking after digestive health is something I cannot stress enough!
Need some extra help? Try downloading my free reset program! It has a full 7 day meal plan along with some addition tips and tricks for a balanced lifestyle.