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How to Detox After Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means that many of us will be gathering with family and friends to share a meal, exchange stories, and enjoy each other's company. While this is a time of joy and gratitude, it can also be stressful and overwhelming. With all the planning, shopping, cooking, and hosting that goes into making Thanksgiving a success, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out.


Fortunately, there are some simple steps we can take to ensure that this holiday season is enjoyable for everyone involved.


First off, don’t over-commit yourself; plan ahead so you know exactly what needs to be done before the big day. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to prepare so you’re not scrambling at the last minute.


Secondly, make sure you take time for yourself; set aside some “me” time on Thanksgiving Day so you don’t get too worn down from running around all day.


Lastly, communicate your expectations clearly with your family members; let them know if there is something specific you would like them to bring or help with so everyone feels comfortable taking part in the festivities.

When it comes to food, Thanksgiving can be a stressful endeavor as well — with seemingly endless amounts of dishes that need to be prepared in order to satisfy everyone’s tastes. However, there are ways we can make sure our meal stays healthy while still being delicious.


Instead of focusing on decadent desserts or heavy sides full of butter or cream sauces try sticking with healthier dishes such as roasted vegetables or salads made up primarily of fresh fruits and vegetables — these items will add variety while providing nutrients that the body needs.


Additionally, if traditional recipes are a must-have at your table then look up healthier versions online — substitutions such as switching out full-fat dairy products for low-fat alternatives can make all the difference when it comes to keeping dishes nutritious yet still tasty.

After indulging in all those rich foods it’s important not to forget about our bodies too — detoxing after an indulgent holiday meal is critical for maintaining our health over time.


Simple changes such as increasing water intake (aim for 8-10 glasses per day) or incorporating more fiber into meals (think whole grains like brown rice or quinoa) will help kickstart digestion and get rid of any bloat from the big feast!


And don't forget about exercise: getting outside for a walk after dinner will keep blood flowing through your body and help reduce fatigue from all that eating!

All in all, Thanksgiving is a special time where we gather together with those we love most — but that doesn't mean it has to be stressful! By following simple tips like planning ahead and prepping healthy dishes beforehand we can ensure that this year's holiday gets off on the right foot! Additionally by being mindful of what we put into our bodies afterwards (hydration/fiber/exercise) we can make sure our bodies stay well nourished even after indulging in some delicious Thanksgiving treats!

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