We love long holiday weekends but inevitably no matter how "good" we try to be, we all feel a little off when we wake up to start our week. Maybe a little more tired, dehydrated, bloated... however you may feel this morning here are our top 5 tips to get you back on track and feeling your best. 1. LEMON WATER: One of the easiest things to do first thing in the morning! Lemon water is great for digestion, helps bloating and is full of electrolytes so it's detoxifying, hydrating and helps flush out the extra water weight you maybe storing.
2. EXERCISE: No surprise here. You have to sweat it out! Any high intensity workout that gets your heart rate up. Ideally, Bag of Tricks, Power Circuit, Piloxing or Kickboxing so you get the cardio that burns extra calories AND you're building muscle, which is key to burning calories after class. Plus you get an endorphin boost which instantly makes you feel better. If you can't make it in, try one of our online HIIT workouts.
3. CUT OUT SUGAR, SALT & PROCESSED FOODS: If you've had extra sugar and salt over the weekend this one is a must. Continuing to eat these foods depletes your energy, weighs you down and makes your mind feel cloudy. Eliminating these types of foods will give your digestive system a break, increase your energy and instantly make you feel lighter.
4. GREEN SMOOTHIES: We love green smoothies because they are low in sugar, low in calories, and full of vitamins that will help flush out your system and give you an energy boost. Green smoothies are full of fiber which will help you curb sugar cravings and all the extra vitamins will make you feel more alert. Here is our favorite bounce back smoothie:
Greens: handful of spinach, kale, 3 celery stalks, 1/2 cucumber
Fruit: Try to stick to 1 piece to keep sugar low like a pear
Liquid: you can do water, almond milk or coconut water
Optional Add ins: 1 scoop protein powder, ginger, bee pollen, maca, chia seeds, cinnamon or turmeric. Blend and Enjoy!
5. SLEEP: Give your body a break and go to bed early this week. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain. When you are tired, certain hormones spike in your brain which are the same hormones that drive your appetite. Try to get a least 7-8 hours each night.
Follow these 5 tips and we guarantee you'll feel better by tomorrow.