If you have eaten a lot of food, unhealthy sweets during the holidays, you might want to detoxify immediately. However, new research shows that a sudden transition from high fat to healthy foods can cause abstinent crisis. To this conclusion came researchers of the University of Montreal, thanks to an experiment on animals. The mice were six weeks fed with a fatty food, and then they are given healthy food. After that, the mice showed symptoms of anxiety and depression. Researchers believe that the reason for this change in the secretion of certain chemicals in the brain, including dopamine, which led to a change of diet. This insight helps to explain why a strict diet can make us feel depressed and irritable.
Eat less, high-quality meals, more often. Eat balanced meals which contain carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats (olive or coconut oil, avocado, nuts) every 3 hours. This will help you to maintain energy and prevent sudden drops in blood sugar, which leads to a desire for food.
Start every morning with a large glass of water. Take probiotics. It is recommended that after the holidays a few days taking probiotics. Include in your diet a green smoothie (banana, cabbage, chia seeds, etc.). Take supplements of magnesium at bedtime. Or, eat foods rich in magnesium, such as almonds or pumpkin seeds. This will help your body to get rid of stress that accompanies the holidays.
You can add mushrooms in the meal. Especially, after the holidays, use shiitake mushrooms. They have a powerful influence on the immune system and contribute to lowering cholesterol.
Choose alkaline foods. The food during the holidays, which contains a lot of sugar, refined foods and animal foods is acidifying the body. To restore the pH balance of the body and reduce inflammatory processes resulting from acidification, add alkaline products such as almonds, kale, lemons, apples and others.