After indulging in ice cream under the umbrella, sweet cocktails by the sea, and hearty lunches with the wind in our hair – it’s time for a detox from the abundance of food and drinks we treated ourselves to on vacation.
The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions summer is rest – both physical and spiritual, the sea, the beach, and sunbathing. During summer vacation, it’s important to switch off the brain and enjoy the freedom without strict schedules and tasks of any kind.
This is the time of year when we recharge our batteries and revel in the freedom it offers. Often, upon reaching our desired destination, we start exploring culinary specialties, and that’s the moment when we consciously deviate from the path of healthy eating and surrender to our taste buds.
An ice cream here, a cocktail with lunch, a mandatory dessert after lunch, then a coffee for waking up, and perhaps a glass of wine to help us get through the afternoon siesta and the heat.
If we continue to follow certain habits that are not entirely healthy for our body, such as changes in diet and completely different life rhythms, it is almost certain that this will result in weight gain, a feeling of bloating, and water retention.
September is just around the corner, and with it, your new healthy habits!
Tips for Resetting the Body After Summer Vacation
Forget about carbonated, sweet drinks and alcohol
We all know why, but here’s a little reminder. Carbonated drinks and artificial juices can cause bloating, but more importantly, they contain a large number of calories.
Another reason to leave them aside if they contain caffeine, which can cause headaches, insomnia, stomach problems, and anxiety.
Give Up Sweets and Fatty Foods
Persistence is a virtue, but in the case of sweets and fatty foods, we suggest giving up. Be persistent in this intention and cross wafers and chocolates off your shopping list, as well as fatty cheeses and processed meat products. Sweets or health, choose wisely – for every food you crave, there is a healthier alternative.
Whole Grain Cereals
Whole grain cereals are rich in fiber, promote bowel movement, have a lower glycemic index, and do not contain refined carbohydrates. So, instead of risotto with white rice, try recipes with barley as the main ingredient.
Stock the Fridge with Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are excellent allies in our post-summer diet. These are foods that naturally promote the elimination of toxins from our bodies, and therefore have a purifying and beneficial function.
Keep in mind that it is always better to consume seasonal products, so choose seasonal fruits and vegetables: in this case, you can choose between products halfway between the summer and autumn season, so you have options for all tastes!
Good Preparation is Half the Work Done
After returning from vacation, we need some time to speed up and return to normal. Most of us order pizzas and kebabs for several weeks after returning because we don’t want to cook and prepare meals because we actually want to rest more.
If you really want to rest more, then also think about your body which seeks nutritionally quality meals. Cut your fruits and vegetables and prepare your snacks in advance – this way, you’ll always be ready when you feel sudden hunger!
Juicefast offers a wide selection of nutritionally balanced ready-to-eat meals for every palate. It’s up to you to just choose, heat, and eat! You can choose meals individually or one of our pre-prepared packages (Office package, Protein or Weightloss package).
With a combination of ready-to-eat healthy meals and cold-pressed juices that will provide you with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients in the form of fruits and vegetables – success is guaranteed!
Drink Enough Water!
Although the heat is subsiding, hydration is still one of the most important parts of a healthy diet, especially after a summer holiday. If you find it difficult to drink a lot during the day or simply forget, set a reminder on your phone.
Water delivers nutrients to the cells, helps your body get rid of waste through urination and sweating, and aids in digestion. Every part of your body depends on water to function properly. As part of your recovery, sip water throughout the day to help your body reset.
Some people find it hard to drink just water and drink only when they become thirsty, but thirst is already a sign of dehydration. Juisefast in its rich assortment of natural juices has something for everyone, but also ready-made programs for body detox.
Cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices will give you the necessary energy and hydration.
Get Your Body Moving!
Our body is made for movement! Think about the forms of exercise you really enjoy. You don’t have to go to the gym to be fit and healthy – especially if you force yourself and struggle to maintain any form of consistency.
It’s easy to skip a workout when you only rely on yourself, but if you include a friend in your workout, you’ll notice that you feel a real sense of responsibility towards them – it’s much more fun and easier in pairs. Do it for yourself!
Hiking, biking, or rollerblading are great activities where you have a lot of fun and burn a lot of calories.
Three-Day Body Detox
It’s not easy to achieve the desired form, but it’s much easier if you dedicate yourself to it. Detoxification of the body is an intense process only if you decide so. In fact, everything is very simple and natural, and so you don’t give up during the process, Juicefast suggests a three-day juice detox.
YES – you drink only juices and NO – you won’t be hungry. If you feel a strong, insatiable hunger, it’s allowed to eat a handful of nuts. You can choose between two detox programs or a combination of both depending on the flavors you prefer.
After a three-day juice detox, simply continue with our healthy meals. Every week, pre-prepared meals will be delivered to your door, and all you have to do is move them to the fridge. When you’re hungry, in three minutes you have a cooked and nutritionally balanced meal.
Much less waiting time than ordering pizza, right? But apart from the speed of preparation, one item is much more important, and that is our health. Proper nutrition strengthens our immunity, gives us much-needed energy, affects our mood, and helps maintain the quality of life.
The nutrients from the food we eat are the foundation of the structure, function, and integrity of every little cell in our body, from skin and hair to muscles, bones, and digestion.
We may not feel it, but we are constantly repairing, healing, and renewing our bodies. So check your fridge, fill it with healthy foods, and become the best version of yourself!