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Whether our vice is cookies, hams drenched in sugar, boozy eggnog, or plates and plates full of leftovers, there’s no doubt that the holidays are full of unhealthy consumption.

‘Tis the season to binge eat and drink, or so we tell ourselves.

However, this kind of attitude can be dangerous according to global health professionals.

A season of binging.

2018 research published in The BMJ examined trends of weight gain and overeating during the holidays, stating that consistent reports of weight gain between 0.4 and 0.9 kilograms had been recorded in past studies.

Because it is so much more difficult to lose weight rather than gain it, many individuals don’t shed the pounds they gain during the holidays. Over time, gains can be enough to contribute significantly to the world’s obesity epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, obesity is globally responsible for three million deaths each year.

Why detox?

The reasons you should consider a post-holiday detox are two-fold. First, there are plenty of benefits associated with ridding your body of toxins via detox. Second, there are just as many consequences that come as a result of skipping out on detox and allowing harmful substances to hang out in your body well into the new year.

Let’s cover both of these paths, one by one.

Benefits of detox.

While our liver is the natural detox workhorse in the body, sometimes we can give it a little help with a detox diet. This post-holiday cleanse may:

Rejuvenate you by boosting levels of focus and energy.

Provide constipation relief.

Decrease pain related to headaches and muscle aches.

Help you jumpstart healthier habits.

Long-term consequences of holiday binging.

As we’ve already mentioned, weight gained during the holidays doesn’t always disappear as we want it to. When this is the case, the pounds add up. Eating too many unhealthy foods or consuming too much alcohol can make us feel lethargic and bloated while contributing to more dangerous health conditions like heart disease.

Taking action.

Unfortunately, the internet is rife with misinformation about proper detox practices, so play it safe and consult with an Online Nutritionist to learn the best detox cleanse for weight loss. These professionals are available for consultation no matter where you are or when you have time to meet, and they’ll use their expertise to teach you how to detox your body to lose weight, how to detox your liver after periods of holiday binge drinking, or how to detox your body on the whole.

Online health and nutrition coaching sessions can also help you to determine the best long-term diet and exercise plan for your lifestyle, leading to better food choices and a healthier new year. Browse through our list of Online Nutritionists now and message them for free!

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