The Lazy Girl's Detox: 7 Ways to Stay Healthy

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Skip Your Morning Coffee

Yes, you read that correctly. And no, we aren't out of our minds. While caffeine might seem like your BFF and the only thing keeping you ... more 
Photo by: Gabriela Alford, R29
Skip Your Morning Coffee

Yes, you read that correctly. And no, we aren't out of our minds. While caffeine might seem like your BFF and the only thing keeping you functioning, it could actually be your biggest enemy. "Initially, you get a surge of caffeine which boosts energy and alertness but you'll get as much of a drop when it leaves your system, too," says Amanda Chantal Bacon, a chef and founder of Moon Juice in Venice, California.

Instead, have caffeinated green tea. "It gives you less of a jolt and dramatically fewer withdrawal symptoms." Why this helps: Research shows that caffeine withdrawal can leave you craving more coffee as well as send you down the carb-and-sugar rabbit hole for the entire day. Plus, opting for green tea can help you ditch the cappuccino or soy latte, which can help you cut out an extra 200 to 500 calories.
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Mon, Dec 10, 2012 5:14 PM EST
By Nicole Catanese, Illustrations by Gabriela Alford, Refinery29


Between drinking what feels like your weight in cocktails, countless way-past-your-bedtime late nights, and eating (delicious) crap for weeks, you can end up feeling, well, gross, over the holidays. Then, on top of it all, you've got to shop for gifts for everyone and their mother and work like mad to make up for days out, so working off the extra calories and stress at the gym is probably not an solution, either.



But don't worry: All be-healthy hope is not lost. Here, we've rounded up some easy ways to stay (somewhat) on track through all the mayhem. Best of all, these low-impact, minimum-commitment, tips don't require you to totally overhaul your diet and exercise plan in order to do them. Because between the shopping, the wrapping, and the reveling, who has time for that?




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