Weekends are meant for relaxing—and, for many, relaxing their diets, especially on holiday weekends. With happy hour Friday, a party Saturday, brunch Sunday, and movies, dinners out, errands (hello, drive-through), and more thrown into the mix, even the healthiest eater finds it hard to stay on track.
Unfortunately all that excess—in the form of carbs, fat, salt, sugar, and alcohol—can leave you feeling bloated, tired, hungry, and guilty. So come your first day back to work, give your body what it’s craving to help reestablish a healthy equilibrium.
This four-day plan is filled with nourishing foods high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to offset whatever happened over the weekend. It’s not a free pass to go whole-hog on days off, but it will help lessen the impact when you’ve overdone it.
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