First of all, you don't really need special juices or potions to ~cleanse~ yourself.
And you shouldn't overcompensate by seriously cutting calories.
In fact, your best bet is to just get back to (or start) eating a healthy, balanced diet.
Here's what a day's worth of healthy, balanced meals might look like:
We consulted Langer and Holly Lofton, MD, director of the Medical Weight Management Program at NYU Langone Medical Center, for some easy examples.
Breakfast: 2% Greek yogurt with a handful of homemade granola OR with a cup and a quarter of berries
Lunch: Big salad with lots of vegetables and tuna fish, a piece of fruit, a few whole grain crackers OR a turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomato and serving of a broth-based soup
Afternoon snack: Almonds with Medjool dates OR a hard-boiled egg OR cottage cheese with fruit
Dinner: Grilled salmon or chicken, lots of vegetables, baked potato
Dessert: A small frozen dessert (about 150 calories or so) OR a few squares of dark chocolate
If you're trying to figure out how to start making healthy, balanced meals on your own, check out BuzzFeed Life's 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge.
Next step: Cut down on added sugar.
And also try to seriously let go of ultra-processed foods.
And make sure you're not totally depriving yourself.
But don't reward yourself with food.
And if you've resolved to be more healthy in the new year, make changes sloooowly.
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