Ahhh, good ol’ Memorial Day weekend. You go to a barbecue or two with your closest friends and family members. You celebrate that after a loooong winter (and crazy 2020 in general) summer is finally here. And as with any celebration, you may “treat yo-self” with too many cheeseburgers, BBQ chips, desserts, and maybe one too many alcoholic beverages.
Don’t worry, it happens! Coming short of your health and wellness goals is a part of living a healthy lifestyle (especially after the hectic 2020 we all just lived through)! And while you might feel tired, bloated, and puffy, this feeling won’t last.
What’s more important than dwelling on your weekend is to make sure you “reset” your body and get it back into summer shape. And this article is the only one you’ll need to read to get right back on track — regardless of how much celebrating you do over Memorial Day weekend.
First, we’ll talk about the reasons why a Memorial Day Detox is so important. Then, we’ll give you a few easy and practical detoxing strategies you can do to feel better fast.
Let’s dive right in!
Why Detoxing After Memorial Day Is Important
Before we start, let me say this:
Detoxing in general is a good idea to do at least a few times every year. It’s especially important after holidays or celebrations of any kind — where we tend to eat more sweets, processed foods, and alcoholic beverages than normal. But even if you eat perfectly and never have desserts or alcohol, detoxing is still important.
Because there are all sorts of pollutants in our environment — whether they come from the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, and even the electromagnetic frequencies from WiFi, TV, and your microwave. Your body encounters more toxins than you probably think. And these nasty little toxins cause all sorts of problems like fatigue, irritability, poor sleep, mood swings, inability to focus, muscle aches, skin issues, and more. Detoxing is the most effective way to “purge” these toxins from your body so you can be the healthiest (and happiest) version of yourself.
And of course, this is extra true after holidays and celebration of any kind. Especially Memorial Day weekend 2021 — where our world finally seems to be returning to normal after a long year clouded in darkness.
So let’s talk about some of the reasons you need to detox after Memorial Day weekend:
1. Remove the toxins from your body
Whether they come from processed foods, sugar, or alcoholic beverages, your body probably has a high amount of toxins that wreak havoc on your body.
First things first, toxins are metabolism killers! And you can’t have your perfect summer body with a metabolism that moves as slow as molasses.
Toxins also ruin your mood and make your immune system not as optimal as it would otherwise be.
This is why so many people feel “blah” after a long weekend of processed foods, sugar, and drinks. When your body is filled with toxins, it takes energy to try to minimize their damage.
Plus, these toxins can cause serious diseases if you don’t do anything to treat them.
When you detox, you’ll have more energy — physically, mentally, and emotionally. You’ll notice it’s easier to be in a better mood. It’s easier to drift away into a deep, restorative sleep. And you’ll get your immune system back in tip-top shape. All of this increases your quality of life and your overall wellbeing.
2. Fix the inflammation in your gut
One of the biggest problems with overindulging in processed foods, sweet treats, and alcoholic beverages is that it overloads our guts with inflammation.
And we’re learning more and more about how important your gut health is to your overall health. Studies show that your gut health can affect your weight, heart health, immune system & even brain health.
If you’d like supplements designed to help improve your gut health, you can check out this post: Feeling Crappy After Eating Poorly Through the Holidays? We Can Help.
3. Get your body ready for summer
When you overindulge in food, snacks, desserts, and alcohol you’re probably eating way more calories than you normally do. And these aren’t the highest quality calories — often they are loaded with toxins which slow down your metabolism and make it difficult to burn fat.
Detoxing helps you boost your metabolism, effortlessly burn more fat, and can help you have a better summer body as the weather starts to warm up.
Alright, now that we’ve covered why detoxing is beneficial, let’s get into some quick easy ways to detox after a fun Memorial Day weekend.
How To Quickly And Easily Detox Your Body After Any Time of Indulgence
I’m going to stay away from intensive detoxes and instead give you the quickest and easiest ways to detox your body after a party-packed weekend. However, if you’re looking for a more intensive detoxing program, you can find those here. The last two are gentle ways to help children get back on track too after a weekend of parties, too much sugar, and junk food. Kids don’t need as much detoxing as adults, but their bodies have to recover from overindulging too!
1. Perfect Liver Detox
Your liver filters all the toxins in your body, so it’s one of the most effective ways to help you detox after Memorial Day weekend. Liver detoxes are especially important when you consume too much alcohol. So if you had one (or two… or three) too many drinks over Memorial Day weekend, consider picking up Perfect Liver Detox.
Perfect Liver Detox was designed by doctors. It comes in convenient capsules — making it super easy to incorporate into your day. Plus, it’s loaded with milk thistle and other organic, detoxifying herbs. It will help your body process all the chemicals, pesticides, sugars, alcohol, and artificial ingredients you consumed over Memorial Day weekend.
2. Perfect Chlorella
Perfect Chlorella is a powerful detoxifier. But it’s also jam-packed with powerful nutrients that you probably didn’t get enough of throughout the Memorial Day festivities. Perfect Chlorella comes in both powder and capsules — capsules are usually easier to consume unless you’re already making a daily smoothie.
Or, if you want an even more diverse array of essential nutrients your body needs to thrive, consider picking up Perfect Aquatic Greens — available in both powder and capsules. Perfect Aquatic Greens contains chlorella as well as spirulina, which gives your body a more abundant and diverse source of essential nutrients. Again, capsules are typically easier to incorporate in your daily wellness regimen unless you’re already making a daily smoothie.
3. Water, water, water
This one might seem obvious, but it’s important to mention. Sometimes the obvious solutions aren’t so obvious to us 😉
In fact, it’s estimated 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated!
However, as mentioned earlier, sometimes your water can be a sneaky source of toxins, pesticides, and other contaminants. That’s why we recommend filtering your water with a 10 Stage Water Filter System.
10 Stage offers two different types of water systems — a countertop system or an under sink system.
If your kitchen sink has a sprayer right on the faucet — you need the under sink system — which does need to be installed by a plumber or the warranty is voided.
Otherwise you can use the the countertop 10 Stage Water Filter System, which attaches right to your faucet to your faucet.
If not, you might want to opt for the under sink system — which does need to be installed by a plumber or the warranty is voided.
The best part about 10 Stage’s systems is that they don’t remove magnesium, calcium, or potassium, which are the 3 most important nutrients in your water. (They WILL remove everything else though!)
And Let’s Not Forget . . .
Finally, a weekend of parties usually means late nights and probably not enough sleep.
As most of us have work or school on Tuesday, my recommendation for the whole family is to take it easy and start on Monday.
Having a nutrient-loaded smoothie, drinking lots of water or homemade slushes, having a quiet evening in with a movie or games, and getting to bed early makes Tuesday’s inbox less daunting 🙂