It's Groundhog's Day and good ol' Punxsutawney Phil hath seen his shadow. As if millions lamenting their Super Bowl hangover weren't enough, it looks like we'll be seeing another six long weeks of winter.
In true Bill Murray fashion I'll repeat the same thing I do every day... after a major holiday, and re-post one of my all time favorite, helpful articles. "How to Undo It When You've Overdone It." (Yes, I truly believe the Super Bowl is an important National Holiday and that we should honor Bill Murray in all that we do.) We're a culmination of that which we consistently do. Today's a great day to consistently choose health in all your intentions, words, actions, and non-actions
Without further ado, here's how to undo.
Yet another big holiday has come and gone, leaving many in the wake of an overeating palooza. There was bacon wrapped everything, bready goodness, candy galore, and that nutrient dense dip needed to be served up on chips! Of course these foods needed washed down with beer and the beer needed to be accompanied by more beer. Then when you thought it couldn't get worse you ate some more... of everything. Now your stomach is a mess and you're feeling let down in yourself. With this in mind this morning I took a snippet from my Skin Health Class that will help you undo the damages done. So pour a glass of cucumber water (yes it does actually help you detox) and enjoy this calorie free read.
White bread,white flour, white rice, simple sugars… the list goes on. The bad boys have a knack for breaking out skin in ways few other things can: acne, eczema, general irritation, you name it! If refined carbohydrates aren’t directly behind the skin problem, they’re right there making it worse. Refined carbohydrates will actually feed both the bacteria that cause skin breakouts and the inflammation cycle, creating a perfect storm for a very red, painful breakout. If you have been consuming a lot of refined grains and simple sugars there are a couple things that you can do to halt any further damage to your skin and health (and get you on the road to looking Tom Brady level pretty):
Foods heavily drench in fats, even healthy fats, are not good for the skin. Those fats rise to the skin surface and provide a feast for the pesky bacteria that cause skin breakouts and clog pores. Fried foods have the additional factor of actual changes in chemical structure of fats that makes skin even worse. Often times these foods are covered in refined grains and provide a double whammy to skin health. If you’ve accidentally consumed a bag of chips or a double bacon cheese burger with fries, there are a few things you can do to counteract the damage.
Make sure to share this information with your friends and family. Health shared is health gained.
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