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Waking up a little groggy from overindulging this thanksgiving? Start the day with a glass of warm water with a big squeeze from half a lemon. Lemon flushes the system and after a big thanksgiving dinner you will definitely be thankful for this!

Still feeling full from yesterday’s big meal? Start the day off with a light breakfast.

Get yourself a grapefruit slice it in half and throw it under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until it starts to get nice and warm. Grapefruit is a known detoxer, it aids in weight loss, helps reduce cellulite and at this time of year most importantly it helps with immunity with its big punch of vitamin C!

For some extra protein and boost of vitamins and nutrients top it off with one tablespoon of bee pollen. Not familiar with bee pollen? It is the food of the young bee and it is approximately 40% protein. It is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods. It contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body. It also has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

Looking for something a bit heavier and for the whole family? How about a frittata? Grab veggies from last nights dinner and repurpose them for breakfast. Skip a serving of bread in the side and opt for some greens drizzled with citrus juice. You will notice the citrus trend through the day, it helps to clean out the gut and get things moving.

When lunch comes around don’t go crazy with the leftovers. It’s easy to want to indulge and go for that leftover sandwich but what if you switch it up and opt for a leftover salad. Without that bread you will feel less lethargic and let’s be real do you really need to have potatoes and stuffing on bread?

Start with a base of greens and choose 3 or 4 of your favorites dishes the night before, 1/4 cup of each will do and then top with a piece of leftover turkey. Did you know turkey has natural anti anxiety properties, it’s essentially the perfect food when dealing with a house full of family. And now for the dressing, have yourself a scoop of cranberry sauce on top as an indulgent treat or give that leftover citrus fruit a little squeeze.

Eating all of your greens and flushing with citrus fruits all day you must be feeling good and dinner time is not a place to loose that feeling.

As always, eat slow, chew your food and take a breath between bites. Don’t mistake hunger pains with dehydration; start your meal off with a glass of water to help avoid over indulgence.

Prepare yourself a plate rich in colors with a proper serving of protein. Remember, the protein is what will keep your body full and satiated where as filling up on potatoes and stuffing will have your hungry again is just over an hour.

It is a holiday after all so be sure to enjoy yourself, just be sure not to overdue it. Should you feel a little too full grab the family dog or a sibling and take a little stroll though your neighborhood. That’s also a great time to sneak in a little break for those other Hint of Greens.

Have a great holiday weekend,

L