Ditch the diet for one day only and enjoy National Eat What You Want Day on May 11. Okay, you don’t have to fully ditch the diet, but if you want something sweet, salty, or generally bad for you, today is the day to do it. If you’re worried about the repercussions of doing so, let’s get you a mobile IV appointment to help avoid heartburn, food fatigue, and a sore stomach.
We also wanted to share one of our best healthy “cheat day” recipes with you too, that way you can eat what you want without the guilt of doing so.
Eat What You Want Recipe 1: Cauliflower Crust Pizza
This recipe comes straight from Detoxinista, so give them some love for such a delicious recipe with the perfect cauliflower crust.
Here’s all you need:
- 1 pound cauliflower florets (or thawed from frozen; see notes)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup soft goat cheese (or grated Parmesan)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Sound good? For the entire recipe, head over to Detoxinista. Read the full blog too — they share the secrets to create the perfect crust that won’t fall apart as you’re eating it!
Eat What You Want Recipe 2: Greek-Inspired Burgers with Herb-Feta Sauce
Not a fan of turkey burgers? Don’t worry, this recipe features a healthy burger (it’s not turkey!) with a flavorful Greek twist. It will immediately become a staple in your diet — not just on National Eat What You Want Day!
This recipe is from Eating Well, so check it out for the full list of instructions!
All you need is:
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek Yogurt
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 3 tbsp chopped (fresh) oregano
- ¼ tsp lemon zest
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 small red onion
- 1 pound ground lamb or beef
- ½ ground pepper
- 2 whole-wheat pitas, halved
- 1 cup sliced cucumber
- 1 plum tomato, sliced
Worried about heartburn after you eat what you want? We’ve got you covered. Vitamins A, B, C, and E, all have promising effects on treating heartburn. You can choose to ingest them, or you can try getting them through an IV. IVs bypass digestion entirely and allow the vitamins and minerals to be absorbed in your bloodstream. This leads to faster absorption and faster relief.
B Vitamins Relieve Acid Reflux
According to a 2006 study, B vitamins may help stop acid reflux symptoms. Researchers divided the participants into two groups. Neither group knew which treatment they were receiving.
Group A took a dietary supplement containing:
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin B-12
- Vitamin B-9, or folic acid
As a result, Group A reported less symptoms than those that did not take B vitamins.
Eat too much and now you’ve got a bad case of a food coma? Don’t worry, we have a solution for that too.
Vitamin B12 Boosts Energy and Improves Mood
Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse, literally. It gives you the power to fight through the food coma and break right through the fatigue. On its own, it’s one of eight B vitamins that help the body convert the food you eat into glucose, which gives you energy
A common cause of fatigue stems from B-12 deficiency, which is a common problem especially among older people. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimated that 3.2% of adults over age 50 have a seriously low B12 level, and up to 20% may have a borderline vitamin B12 deficiency.
Therefore, simply taking vitamin B12 can combat the symptoms of a deficiency, including fatigue!
Fight Fatigue By Staying Hydrated
Staying hydrated does wonderful things for your body. We get it — drinking enough water all the time is difficult. We all get busy, and time gets away from us, but it is one of the reasons why you may be feeling fatigued.
Try IV Hydration Therapy through IV Revival. Our registered nurses will come to you and get you set up with everything you need, from electrolytes to energy boosting vitamins, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for more information or to request an appointment to feel more energized, hydrated, and alert.