The day before Thanksgiving I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, when I saw that my friend Jackie had posted a link about beating holiday bloat with cranberry water. Since I had hosted a vegan Friendsgiving earlier in the week, plus the shifting colder weather fires up my appetite, I wasn't feeling so hot about my bod. Everyone said I looked fine but you know how it is when your clothes just aren't fitting the way they did a month ago. I was going out to nice dinner with my family and not feeling confident about how my dresses were fitting me.
So after reading this post about mixing one ounce of cranberry juice with six to eight ounces of water to help beat the salt and fat bloat that heavier, holiday foods contain, I ran across the street to Whole Foods. I KID YOU NOT, THIS TRICK TOTALLY WORKS. I felt so much better when I woke up in the morning than I had for the past week. It's not a weight loss trick, but it does help to flush out the toxins that contribute to bloating, as cranberry juice is a diuretic. Of course, my mom, seeing that I was drinking cranberry juice, asked if I had a urinary tract infection. NOPE. Just ate too much salt last week, that's all!