The holidays are here, and so is the food…
It’s the holiday season, which means colder days, sweeter treats, and festive drinks. It can be hard not to overindulge, but not impossible. If you do decide to overindulge, try our IV Therapy for detox called VItaDetox. This specialized IV therapy treatment features glutathione, which is essential in detoxifying cells by removing heavy metals, harmful toxins, from processed foods and free radicals.
Enjoy yourself in a balanced way by following these easy tips.
Whether you are hosting or shopping for the family, this is step one. We all know it is never wise to shop on an empty stomach, but did you also know that when you are in a rush, you tend to think less about nutrition and grab the first thing you see? Be sure to plan and have your list ready.
Don’t forget the veggies
Vegetables are our secret weapon to healthy eating during the season. Have the right recipes and as an extra tip, consider timing. Here is a healthy swap for your favorite dish, ditch the heavy creams for olive oil, garlic, and sea salt—roast your veggies rather than drowning them in thick sauces. As an extra step, be sure to eat your veggies first; you will feel fuller and less likely to eat the sweets later.
Have a plan and stick to it
The holidays are a busy time, be sure not to skip meals. Eat small plates throughout the day; you will have less room to overeat later at the holiday party or family dinner. If you are worried about overindulging in unhealthy foods, eat a nutritious snack before the event to take the edge off. Here is a pro tip, wait 10 minutes before a second serving; this gives your brain the appropriate amount of it needs to tell your stomach you are full.
If you are going to have a treat, savor each bite, put your fork down between bites if needed. Chat with your cousins away from the buffet; that cookie will be less likely to catch your eye. And finally, find fun activities that don’t involve food. Walk around your neighborhood and gaze at the lights or break out the football!
Lose the guilt
If you do end up eating more than you planned, don’t beat yourself up, but don’t get stuck in a rut. Get back on track and remember that we at Vitalounge are here to help give your body that extra kick it needs with IV Therapy for weight loss or detox.