Because I Said So: Weekend Detox 101
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weekend Detox 101

This past weekend I hosted a bachelorette party for one of my good friends (recap coming soon!) To say it was one for the books, would be an understatement.
 
I had way too much junk food and just enough sun. Miraculously, I only gained like a pound, but now, my body hates me. Literally, I can feel a difference--and, believe me, it's not a good difference.
 
Here's what I'm doing to not reach for the cupcakes and detox after a very fun, but very bad for me weekend:
 
 
 
 
1. Drink Water. Like you didn't see that one coming. Line the water bottles up and knock them down, so to speak. Rehydrating yourself will make you feel 10x better and get things moving again. I've been guzzling about two-three water bottles during the work day (9AM-5PM) and then two during/after my workout. You won't regret trading your sugary soda with a water bottle!

 
2. Cut the sugar. All I did this weekend was eat junk--two cupcakes a day (I think I demolished a dozen cupcakes all by myself), plus chips and dip, and a variety of other processed foods. Add in the alcohol and it's a no wonder my body hates me. Sugar is in most every junk food and is arguably more addictive than drugs. If you can stay away from it or cut way back on it, you'll feel better in no time.
 
 
3. Get moving. Thank goodness a new session of FitCamp started this week otherwise, I'd become one with the couch. It's a fact: exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy and happy people just don't shoot their husbands get shit done and don't crave junk food. See a few tips for working out here and here.
 
 
4. Fruits + Vegetables. Eat better. I'm trying to incorporate "good for me" foods (whole grains, fruits, and yes, vegetables). And, I acutally signed up for a meal plan from the gym I currently attend and so far so good. The meals are portion and calorie controlled so I'm not overeating, yet still getting the nutrients I need. If you don't have meals to order, just be smart. Don't eat crap.
 

5. Baby Steps. If you're like me, the effects of the weekend will want to creep back into your routine. Don't let it. It's NOON on Monday and I'm craving a wedding cake cupcake something crazy, but instead of giving in, I drink water. It's mind over matter for a lot of it. But if you cave and get a Venti S'mores Frap from Starbucks, don't beat yourself up, but also don't chase it with a Big Mac. All things in moderation.
 

How do you get back on track after a weekend of fun (and junk)?
 
 
 
 
 
 

41 comments:

  1. I definitely feel you on this! The weekends are brutal for junk food ... During the week, I try and drink 4-5 water bottles a day. And after work snacks consist of healthy crackers, or veggies with a tiny bit of dip (just enough). It's a struggle but getting into a routine is good for the body and mind!!

    www.pearlsandpolkadots.net

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    1. I had a good routine going for awhile until this weekend haha then everything was out the window and it was cupcakes for EVERYONE! Getting back on track, though hard, is/will be rewarding!

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  2. I get back on track by running everyday! You gotta do it. My motto is: Eat what you want, but work hard for it! These are some great tips! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I try to workout every day or at least 4x a week! The weekends are killer though!

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  4. I have been cutting back on sugar. I'm quite proud of myself.

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  5. These aww such great tips. I really need to cut back on my sugar. I think this is a big one for me. I don't love sweets so it shouldn't be hard...I just got to do it. I think I'll try starting today!

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  6. Great great tips! Sugar is my #1 downfall, but frozen fruit has been helping me with my ice cream cravings (frozen grapes especially). I can't agree enough with your water tip. Infused water has made such a difference for my energy levels that I hardly need to defer to coffee to keep me awake. I hope fitcamp goes well, it looks so interesting!

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

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    1. I need to try snacking on frozen fruit when I feel like reaching for ice cream/cupcakes!

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  7. I really need to do this- I've been eating okay this summer but a good detox sounds great
    Alexandra | www.cloudyskiesandsushine.com

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    1. Getting back on track is so worth it! You'll feel a lot better because you did it!

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  8. I need to get better about eating better foods! Summer is always especially brutal because it's so easy to sit on the couch, marathon binge netflix and grab a bag of chips!

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  9. Yes! It's so easy to just not do anything!

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  10. I can't wait to try these tips! I'm currently taking baby steps to a healthier lifestyle. This morning I went on my first jog! You're so right- it's all mind over matter. :)

    xx
    Madison
    http://chicandchai.com/

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  11. This is so true! Sometimes I tend to overdo it on the weekends and then in the week I have to work extra hard to get back on track! I definitely drink more water and eat more fruits and leafy greens!

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    1. It's like two steps forward one step back!

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  12. Water water and more water! I try not to drink soda as much now, I've finally got myself down to one a day or less frequently.

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  13. Oh weekends are the worst for sure and then add that is a bachelorette party my body would be killing me as well!

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  14. We all have those weekends and instead of feeling guilty I like to get myself back on track with baby steps too! Lots of water and no splurges for a bit! (:

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  15. Water and a run...sweat it out!
    Xx

    heapsofme.com

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  16. I already drink a lot of water but have the hardest time resisting sweets. They just taste so much better than anything else.
    The struggle.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. I can't resist sweets either! Seriously my weakness!

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  17. I so needed to re this today!! I need a detox!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  19. I love this, I've needed to try a detox! Great list of steps :)

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

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  20. These are great steps! I really love the "mind over matter" saying. Its so true. Thanks for sharing! :)

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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    1. It really is--I have to remind myself constantly!

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  21. After visiting Charleston this weekend, I'm definitely in need of a detox as well! I definitely want to get active, Fit Camp looks amazing!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  22. Sleep, water, and vitamins, for sure! But I go for the Taco Bell after a crazy weekend.

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  23. Drinking water definitely helps. I also try to swap unhealthy snacks for healthier ones like carrots or lentil chips.

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    1. For sure! It always helps to have healthy snacks on hand!

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  24. I feel like I need to do this detox after most weekends. Oops. Haha. Glad you had fun at the bachelorette party!

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  25. Yes to all of this! I feel like I need to detox all of the crap I've eaten for 21 years hahaha!

    xo
    Lauren
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  26. I have got to get back on track! I'm proud of myself because I cut some fruits and veggies on Saturday to eat throughout the week and put in my water. Having that snack readily available makes it a little easier to avoid the chips :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  27. Water, fruits, and veggies are my go-to when I've had too much junk, especially if I feel so icky I don't even want to move. Then, eventually, it's walking until I feel a little more normal!

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

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    1. I can't believe how icky I felt--I always thought that when ppl said that junk food made them feel gross that they were just full of it. But I so agree now!

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