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Waking up with a food hangover after, say, an indulgent dinner party might make it tempting to try a juice cleanse to “detox,” but there really is no such thing. Your liver and kidneys take care of that. But you should try to get right back on track.
You know the drill: eat right, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly. And usually you do just that. But even the most disciplined person falls off the health wagon from time to time. Sometimes a demanding project, a special occasion, or an extended vacation can make it easy-and even necessary-to make exceptions.
But just because you slipped up doesn't mean you're doomed to give up your healthy routine altogether. Check out these tips on how to recover from three unhealthy (but all-too-common) moves.
You majorly overindulged
Waking up with a food hangover after, say, an indulgent dinner party might make it tempting to try a juice cleanse to “detox,” but there really is no such thing, says Michele Olson, PhD, professor of exercise science at Auburn University at Montgomery. “Your liver and kidneys take care of that,” she says. “But you should try to get right back on track.”
Olson recommends drinking …
It is highly recommended to drinking 8 to 10 cups of water the following day, and skipping sweets, chips, and other “non-essential” foods. Eat clean (fruits, vegetables, lean meat) and hit the gym for a solid cardio workout. Consider a cycling class, kickboxing, or intervals on a treadmill.