Having a holiday of eating and binging does not mean don’t eat the next day, it just means you need to clean it up. Overdoing the alcohol and food wreaks havoc with your body. First of all – stop as soon as you can and forgive yourself. The past is gone, the future didn’t come yet, so live today. Eliminate processed food, desserts and rich foods for at least 3 – 7 days. Take vitamin C, which helps cleanse your liver, sweat in a sauna or a steam room to cleanse your skin and pores. Sweat through exercise. That is always the best detox for body and mind, and a healthy weight loss cleanse.

Try these post-binge weight loss cleanse tips to get back on track and feel less awful about yourself

Tip 1

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Hydrate hydrate hydrate. Start your day with some hot water and lemon. During the day prepare a pitcher of flavored water. Add sliced oranges, lemons, and limes to a pitcher—or toss in berries or sprigs of mint or lemongrass. They’re refreshing, hydrating and give you healing antioxidants very much needed for weight loss cleanse.

Tip 2 

Don’t skip mealsStart your day with a healthy protein breakfast, like eggs or protein smoothie. It is the perfect way to get some vitamins and nutrients needed to stimulate metabolism for easy weight loss. Try a smoothie with spinach, blueberries, protein powder, chia seeds, hemp seeds and as many veggies (think celery and cucumber) as you can stuff into your blender.

Tip 3

Boost your metabolism with some home-made soup. Make bone or mineral rich vegetable broth. Add some turmeric or cayenne. Steer clear of sodium-rich store-bought versions and cook up some yourself! It will make you feel full, satisfied and it will provide a healthy dose of nutrients and it is perfect for weight loss cleanse.

Tip 4

Apply the “Volumetrics diet” as a transition to healthy lifestyle. If you were binging, your body got used to a bigger volume of food per day. The trick behind this diet is to limit the low-volume foods and eat mostly high-volume ones. Research shows that the amount of food we eat has a greater effect on how full we feel than the number of calories in the food. If you’re sated after eating, you’re likelier to stick with a diet. The idea is that foods with high water content, such as soup and salad, make you feel fuller and less deprived. Fruits and vegetables are full of fiber and water. Water is the “secret ingredient” to weight loss and cleanse because it makes foods more bulky [1]

the perfect binge weight loss cleanse2

Tip 5

Load up on fiber. The fiber helps you feel full faster and stabilizes blood sugar, making you less likely to overeat. Cut out all processed food and fast food. Try eating your veggies steamed or roasted. Food high in fiber helps to keep gut healthy and makes cleansing process easier and more efficient. (See fiber content in food chart)

Tip 6

Add healthy fats like nuts and nut butters, avocado and hummus to stabilize blood sugar and reduce cravings. You need fat to loose fat. Concentrate on healthy fats only – coconut oil and olive oil. During cleanse you want not to overload body with too much fat though, but going fat free will make you crave sugar and sabotage weight loss regiment.

Tip 7

Make sure that you get a good night sleep. Sleep problems are significantly associated with binge eating in women, study results show in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Plus daytime napping and “being a night person,” were also associated with being obese. During sleep, your brain cells also shrink by about 60 percent, which allows for more efficient waste removal. [2,3] Your body functions according to circadian rhythm. Optimum digestion is between 10 am and 4-5 pm. So eat a big breakfast and even bigger lunch, and have only a snack for supper for optimum body weight and to assist natural body cleanse [4].

Weight loss cleanse diet example:

Start your day with some hot water and lemon. Breakfast – eggs (your choice) with lots of sautéed veggies like spinach, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms (make it colorful). Snack – a cup of vegetable or bone broth Lunch – big salad of mix greens (romaine, radicchio, chicory, chard, endive, rocket, watercress) with steamed asparagus, handful of sprouts and few chopped walnuts, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice Snack – ½ cup of guacamole or hummus with few slices of cucumber or sliced carrot (stay away from baby carrots) Dinner – vegetable lentil soup, thick and filling with some turmeric, curry or chili, chopped parsley, and a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds Rather than focus on the negative or all the things you binged on, think about a new start and get back to your healthy routine. Leave the past in the past. Focus on new momentum to get where you want to go next. Enjoy the journey of a weight loss cleanse.

References:

  1. http://researchmedicalcenter.com/hl/?/207978/Volumetrics-Diet
  2. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sleep-allows-brain-wash-out-junk
  3. http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3956
  4. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why

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