7 Tips To Detox After Festive Binge Eating

No matter how much you try to control, eventually you would give up on the scrumptious festive food but here is how you can do festive detox.

Written by: Chanchal Sengar Updated at: 2021-11-04 12:30

Can you resist eating sweets and fried delicacies on Diwali? No matter how strong-willed you are or you pretend yourself to be, your taste buds would poke you to try them. If not, your friends and family would definitely make you eat them citing celebration mandates, agree? Honestly, it is okay to indulge in some festive treats once in a while. It won’t hamper your diet but to ensure that all the junk is flushed out of your body, you must do detoxification. There are various ways to detox after festive binge eating. In this article, Dt. Shweta Jaiswal- HOD- Dietetics at Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida has shared seven tips to detox after binge eating.

Drink lots of water

Drinking water is the best way to flush toxins out of vital organs. You must drink at least two litres -two and a half litres of water daily to maintain hydration in the body. Since you continue eating oily foods and varieties in the festive season and people started drinking alcohol in festive season more than normal days so consuming more water from the average recommendation.

Instead of plain water, you can also have detox water or infused water. There are so many ways to make them. The ingredients of detox water help in cleansing the system while cooling and soothing the stomach.

  • Add cucumber, mint, lemon juice, etc. in a jug and fill it with water.
  • Drink this water throughout the day.
  • You would feel light and energised after consuming this.

Start exercising and walking

Once the festivities come to an end though, instead of feeling demotivated, you should resume your exercise routine as it’ll feel good to burn the extra calories that you have gained during the festive season.

  • You can start with mild exercises but be consistent with it.
  • Exercise helps in maintaining weight and keeps your skin glowing.
  • It maintains cholesterol, increases your strength and provides energy in your body and positivity in mind.
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Consume probiotics

Probiotic-rich foods such as yoghurt, kimchi, kefir and others contain good bacteria. Consuming such foods regularly can help give your gut health the boost it needs to get you back in shape. These foods help produce more good bacteria in the gut to promote digestion. People who suffer from indigestion and constipation after binge eating festive treats must have a bowl of yogurt or curd with their meal. This would prevent all the possible stomach woes.

Add some antioxidants

Drinking a cup of green tea early in the morning as it is loaded with polyphenols, which act as powerful antioxidants.

Green tea helps in reducing your bad cholesterol level and keep in control. It is very important to keep the cholesterol level stable it helps in maintaining weight and keeping heart diseases away.

Green tea is possibly the best way to have an antioxidant boost but you can also have other foods that offer vitamin C and antioxidants such as oranges, kiwi, pineapple, tomatoes, lemon, to name but a few. If you are not comfortable drinking green tea, you can have freshly made orange juice or mosambi juice (without sugar) in the morning.

Also Read: Can Belly Fat Be Reduced With Green Tea? Know The Right Dosage From Dietitian

Include green vegetables on your plate

Green leafy and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, kale, spinach and others are rich in antioxidants and can help fight inflammation in the body. These vegetables help in reducing bloating and cleansing the gastrointestinal tract.

Avoid processed foods

Processed foods are loaded with fat, sugar, hydrogenated oils, salt and a large number of calories. Stay away from them to cleanse your system.

These are some tips that would help you overcome the festive binge eating aftermath. You must try them to help your body restore good health and not fall prey to digestive troubles that are common after festive eating. Enjoy festivals but don’t forget to detox!

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