Healthy Restart: 5 Tips After a Long Weekend

By Dr. Alison Danby, ND

Start with a healthy breakfast

After a weekend of indulgence, it’s important to kickstart your day with a healthy breakfast. Choose a meal that’s high in protein and fiber, such as scrambled eggs with veggies and whole-grain toast, or a smoothie with spinach, berries, and protein powder. This will help you feel full and energized, setting the tone for a healthy day ahead.

Get moving

It’s easy to skip workouts over the weekend, but it’s important to get back into a routine as soon as possible. Even if you’re feeling sluggish, try to do some form of exercise, even if it’s just a short walk around the block. Exercise releases endorphins, which can help boost your mood and motivation.


If you indulged in alcohol or salty snacks over the weekend, your body may be dehydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to help flush out toxins and keep your body functioning properly. Aim for at least eight glasses of water per day, and consider adding a slice of lemon or cucumber for extra flavour.

Plan your meals

One of the easiest ways to get back on track is to plan your meals for the week ahead. This will help you make healthier choices and avoid grabbing fast food or ordering takeout. Choose meals that are high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, such as grilled chicken with roasted vegetables or a quinoa salad with avocado and chickpeas.

Get enough sleep

After a weekend of late nights, it’s important to prioritize sleep. Aim for at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night to help your body recharge and prepare for the day ahead. Avoid using electronic devices before bed, as blue light can disrupt your sleep cycle.

In conclusion, getting back on track after a long weekend may seem daunting, but it’s important to prioritize your health and wellness. By starting with a healthy breakfast, getting moving, hydrating, planning your meals, and getting enough sleep, you’ll be back to your routine in no time. Remember, it’s all about progress, not perfection.