Abby Veigel Wellness | Post Vacation Detox
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Post Vacation Detox

26 Jun Post Vacation Detox

Oh Vacation….it is so good while it lasts isn’t it? My family and I just returned from our favorite beach spot, Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms in South Carolina.

This resort is not only beautiful but great for families with young children as well


There’s just something about being in the South that makes me feel welcomed and relaxed. I’m starting to believe that I’m truly meant to be a Southern girl. #alittlebityankeeandalittleya’ll

The South not only knows how to do hospitality but it knows how to do food too. From the fresh seafood to the mouth watering BBQ, we did not go hungry for sure.  Thanks to the Find Me Gluten Free App  I was able to find restaurants that were safe for me to eat. Between the appetizers, pool side drinks, delicious sweet tea and nightly ice cream treats, my body was hating me by the end of the week. My head hurt, my face was breaking out, my stomach was bloated and I was downright moody to be honest.

Wreckfish is a a popular local fish on the island and one of my personal favorites

I woke up this morning and felt like I had the flu but I knew it was food related and my body was starting to detox all the toxins that I had put in it all week. Does this sound familiar to you? If so, try my 4 tips to detoxing your body and feeling back to normal as soon as possible.

  1. PLAN– Before you even leave, think ahead to the day you will return. Have something prepped and ready for when you return so you aren’t tempted to grab fast food. Also, take some time on your trip or your drive back and plan a few meals and then if your local grocery store has online ordering, take advantage. I ordered my groceries and picked them up on the way home so I was ready to go!
  2. HYDRATE– I don’t know about you but I’m downright terrible at drinking water while on vacation. (not to mention we thought the water tasted like the ocean, hence why I drank too much sweet tea) So on top of putting junk into your body, there’s a good chance you are dehydrated too so drink up! Your body needs water to help flush those toxins out so try to drink at least 100 oz of water for a few days after you return.
  3. PIPE CLEANING– maybe not a topic you want to discuss or read about but be honest, it’s a valid one. Bowel issues such as constipation or irregularity or common with travel so it’s important to take time to get your systems working again. A good probiotic should always accompany you on your trips but when you return, focus on high fiber foods and again lots of water to get your systems going again. Here is a great high fiber salad recipe that is great for summer and for “pipe cleaning”


    • 10 walnuts chopped
    • 1 onion
    • 1 garlic clove
    • ½ cup chopped cabbage
    • 1 cup  chopped lettuce
    • 10 black olives
    • ½ lemon – juice it
    • 1tsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 240g/1 cup white beans canned
    • 100g/ ½ cup corn canned
    • 1 small carrot
    • 1 small red pepper
  1. Rinse well corn and beans.
  2. Chop pepper, carrot, onion, cabbage, lettuce, olives and walnuts.
  3. Place everywhing in a large mixing bowl. Squeeze lemon, add vinegar and olive oil


4. ROUTINE– Last not but not least, get back into your normal routine as soon as possible. The more time you avoid the gym or your normal foods, the more time you feel crummy. Make a date with your workout buddy before you return home so it’s already scheduled and you can’t change your mind.  With a little discipline, a few sweat sessions and a few servings of veggies, you will feel like yourself in no time!

a HIIT and LIFT session was the perfect post vacation workout

Vacations are amazing and should be enjoyed but don’t let a week long vacation turn into months of poor decisions that lead to bad health! Get back on track and you will be happy and healthy!

Yours in good health,