5 Ways to Detox Post Festival Binge Eating

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Well, we all know Indian Festivals are delicious, quite literally! Each festival has its own specialty, be it Diwali, Holi, Ganesha or any other festival. Eating starts as early in the morning and keeps on going until the day bids adieu. Staring from the salty crispy tea snacks to the mouthwatering sweet dishes and delicacies. However, all this oily deep-fried food leaves us with many post binge effects.

  • Bloated tummy
  • Acidity
  • Unwanted acne/pimples
  • Upset bowel movement.

Reason – we are not used to such heavy palette on the daily basis. Hence, occasional indulgence in such binge eating brings problems home.

Here are some easy ideas to detoxify your body after Festival Binge Eating –

1. Honey & Lemon –

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Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water, mixed with a tablespoon of pure organic honey and juice of one lemon. Make sure you take this on an empty stomach. The reason Honey-n-Lemon detox water is gaining popularity because – it aids digestion and clears the toxins from the body. Develop a habit of having one such glass every day in the morning, it helps in weight loss and gives you clearer skin. It detoxes the system, makes sure to add pure honey and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice.

2. Skip the Conventional Tea –

Green tea detoxifies the body post binging
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If you are a tea addict like me, this is one of the most difficult steps. My official day begins with a cup of milk tea, however, the post effects of binge eating – Skip your favorite cuppa tea. Instead, make Green / Herbal Tea – Earl Grey, Peppermint, Chamomile or Basil are the best picks.

Green tea again boosts immunity and push away the toxic residue of oil and grease entered the system. Plus anti-oxidants helps in aiding digestion and cleansing the skin. Check out some really delicious and healthy Natural Green Tea options here.

3. Go Raw –

Detox post festival guilt
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Have a healthy & fulfilling breakfast, preferably fruits or high fiber cereals. Skipping breakfast thinking about last night’s binge guilt is the worst idea possible. Honestly, I did it many times but this practice is neither healthy nor advisable. So, have a hearty breakfast but keep carbs to the minimum.

Have more of proteins in the shape of green leafy veggie salad or soup. Egg whites omelet or boiled Black Chana (chic-pea) Chaat. If you like millet, have a moong sprout, vegetable, and millet salad. Fruits are the best source of Micro & macronutrients make sure to add them heavily.

4. Hydrate yourself-

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Water – the true necessity of Life. Make sure you drink plenty everyday and specially well post binge eating. Needless to say, water cleanses the system and regulates overall conditioning of the body. Drink room temperature water only, and keep sipping throughout the day. Herbs infused water tastes the best and also aids in detoxifying. Just add few limes or orange slices, mint or basil in a jug of water. Keep it overnight in the refrigerator, bring it out n the morning. Let it come back to room temperature – keep sipping.

5. Healthy and Wholesome Meals –

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I usually avoid eating heavy or spiced food the next day of binge eating. Simple brown rice or oatmeal helps in bringing back the system to normalcy. Sprouts, steamed veggies, dalia are some of healthier options to stick to instead of heavy food.

Health is Wealth – Keep all the ingredients in balance for a happy healthy body. Enjoy each and every occasion, just a little tweak here and there can bring back fitter you.

Happy Festivities.

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41 thoughts on “5 Ways to Detox Post Festival Binge Eating

  1. Low carb meal post the day of being eating is something I need to take notice of, Dipika. Very useful tips n tricks.

  2. Perfectly timed post! Thank you for writing this! It will help each of us who crossed the food line during this festive season. Keep writing 🙂 #AlexaTheIncredible #womenbloggerwb

  3. I was actually looking for something like this as Holi left me quite guilty of binge eating. It’s Detox time.

  4. I was travelling for almost a week and all what I had was the food not preferred. Lemon and honey are the ones I take everyday and from today my raw veggies and fruits lunch has started to get the feel of something light!

  5. Honey-lemon in warm water is my morning routine since years now. It is one of the best detoxes and I swear by it. Totally agree with preferring green tea and raw foods over the junk we all love to have.

  6. I really like lemon and honey mixed water when it comes to have a quick detox water. i usually have it in empty stomach.

  7. Drinking a lot of water is so important. and I really love to use honey and lemon and it is really perfect for detoxifying.

  8. Such awesome tips to follow post binge eating. Love the idea of herb infused water. Thank you for sharing, and will follow the next time I’m eating my heart out at a buffet. 😛

  9. Wow, thats a wonderful list and what a timing actually. You know what i have already started the honey n lemon & green tea

  10. Gotta vouch for these wonderful hacks post the festive season! Green Tea + Bowlful of salads is my personal favorite regime. I’m definitely going to try the honey, lemon and lukewarm water therapy suggested by you 🙂

  11. Oh yes that was a much needed post. After lots of ghee and sweets, ive opted for more of leafy salads . Green tea is what I take . Lemon and honey makes the start of the day:). I also add a pinch of turmeric for that detox.

  12. These are some great tips and tricks! I’m also on Diwali detox mode, having green tea instead of the regular tea and binging on salads and stir fried vegetables. Going to try the honey lemon water.

  13. This information has come at the right time for me! I have really indulged in food this festive season and my house is still full of Diwali sweets! I will take inspiration from your post, and start my detox from today!

  14. I always have Cucumber+Lime+Mint water twice a day which is good for digestion. After this Sweet and Ghee with this Diwali week i have started with Green tea every morning. Thank you for such informative post.

  15. Post festive season , going detox is the first thing that comes to mind. Your tips are certainly a way to go. Thanks for sharing.

  16. well-timed post!! We all have made our tummy work overtime during festivities and now its time to give it some rest and recuperate with your tips.

  17. Your post is something I was looking for . It is really nice and was in need of such tips. Ek to Diwali or upar se Punjabi . Then no limit of eating . I am on detox now and would follow your ideas too.

  18. This is definitely going to be of help for me, not only after Diwali but also after any festival, be it Christmas or New Year.

  19. Oh, this was such a needed article post festive season. Will adopt all of these measures to reduce the bloating. Will share this article with my loved ones.

  20. This is quite a helpful post cause I am already dying out of guilt of eating so many sweets. I have started wallking and I am hydrating myself more and giving conventional tea a skip will try the tea suggested by you.

  21. What an essential post after the festivities.. have been trying to do all of this.. hydrating and eating raw have been working well

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