With our long Memorial Day weekend behind us, unfortunately today is the day the majority of us are back at work. If you are anything like the average person you probably splurged over the weekend and over-indulged in some.. Well,  let’s just say less than healthy choices. Now it’s Tuesday, and you and your patients have to get out of the long weekend funk that you’ve set yourselves in. Continue reading for a few tips to share with your patients on how to snap back into reality from a long break away.

Get rid of those temptations! – Do you have a fridge full of leftovers from a party or baking fest? Cleanse the temptation by simply bringing any leftover treats to work or giving them away to friends, and reward yourself with a healthy trip to the supermarket to stock up on healthier alternatives.

Eat Clean – Besides calming cravings, you should make an effort to eat cleaner this week. Start your day with a green smoothie and take care to add lots of whole foods to your meals. If you’re trying to get back on track, try cooking at home instead of eating out, and utilize these amazing healthy treats:

watercress

  • Watercress – Think beyond delicate tea sandwiches and throw some peppery watercress into your next salad. It keeps free radicals away from your cells, helps energize cleansing enzymes in the liver, and is a natural diuretic.

lemon water

dark leafy greens

  • Dark Leafy Greens – There’s a ton of ways to get leafy greens into your diet — eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices, or saute them with a touch of olive oil. Leafy greens boost chlorophyll levels in the digestive tract, which helps the body get rid of environmental toxins like smog and herbicides.

artichokes

  • Artichokes – Numerous studies show that atrichokes promote healthy liver and gallbladder function. They’re also loaded with cynarin, which helps increase bile production, prevents indigestion, and stimulates healthy digestion. If you’re looking for a natural detox food, artichokes are a major winner

 

Don’t Be Discouraged – If you weren’t as disciplined as you told yourself you’d be, don’t get discouraged by your weekend. In the new week, assess your goals and get back to work without letting any choices you made turn into nagging disappointment.

Fake a Good Sleep – An overly active weekend can mean sleep falls by the wayside. While nothing beats a good night’s rest for feeling your best, sometimes circumstances force you to deal with the foggy-headed, droopy-eyed aftermath. When you’ve got to fake it and can’t rely on coffee alone, get outside for bit of fresh air, stretch at your desk, or try these fixes that will energize you without the need for caffeine.

 

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