Congratulations to the winner from Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Pamela Holmes
Holiday weight gain is very common between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are a few studies that suggest it can be upwards of 5-7 lbs. This is probably why losing weight is the #1 New Years’ resolution goal. The holidays encourage overeating, sedentary behavior, and consumption of calorie-rich foods.
One thing you can do to help is trying a liver cleanse during this time. We call it Mini Detox Days, which is 1-3 days. Unlike what the latest fad detox diets popping up on your Instagram feed might have you believe, you don’t have to resort to a crazy juicing plan or long detox diets to help achieve physical and mental wellbeing.
We all have busy lives and although a 21-day detox is beneficial for your system, sometimes you just can’t make it work with your lifestyle. (like mine!) And I know how overwhelming detox plans can be—planning, shopping, preparing.
Along with drinking enough water and getting adequate sleep, there are real (and delicious) foods you can eat to help remove toxins from your body naturally. Check out this post on our Mini Detox Tips
For today’s Contest Entry: Do you typically gain through the holidays? Do you set weight loss goals every year on Jan 1? Have you ever tried a cleanse or detox? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Special Request from Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas:
Please continue to help me by clicking and mark “going” on my Facebook event Candy Cane Christmas for Lucas Click for information on the event and for sharing it. (You do not really have to “go” they just tie my hands on who can see it 🙂 and I need your help sharing. Thanks!)
Prize: Today’s prize is the complete HealthPro Liver Cleanse Detox Kit.
Hot Apple Cider
8-10 oz. hot water
2 tsp. Raw, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
1-2 tsp. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp. ground Ceylon cinnamon
8-10 drops of liquid stevia, to taste
Ceylon cinnamon is one of the best spices for balancing blood sugar and is highly recommended but you can also use cloves, nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin pie or apple pie seasonings.