The Christmas season is truly a wonderful time. It’s a time for family, where we put in perspective what is most important in life and share a great time with the people we love the most.
It’s usually also a time that naturally leads to committing a few excesses when it comes to drinking and eating. We usually overeat and drink during the holiday season, we like to share good moments around the table and a few toasts after. While a once in a while situation, it can have a negative impact on our body, that’s why we would like to leave a few tips to help control the damage of this season.
- Stop after the holidays
More common than one might think, we often continue this slurp after the season is over. It’s essential that you go back to your healthy eating habits. Often we think “well, it’s done so might as well keep eating. This is not the approach you should have. Enjoy the season, but get back to your eating habits as soon as possible.
- Don’t dwell on it.
Psychologically speaking understand that you are human, and it’s ok sometimes to commit some excesses. You are not the first person to do it, and you will surely not be the last, so enjoy the moment and don’t beat yourself too much over it.
- Take a walk.
A nice 10 to 15 minutes walk after a big meal can help your digestion and improve your blood sugar levels. The glucose ingested will circulate longer in your bloodstream if you sit after a large meal. If you walk, you will use that extra glucose instead of storing it.
- Try peppermint
Peppermint tea or other extracts can lead to faster digestion, better craving control, and appetite suppression.
- Drink plenty of water
We think drinking water is a bad idea when feeling bloated because we consider that it will only make it worst. Well, it’s precisely what you need to help your body flush out sodium an increase your metabolism.
- Resume your exercise routine
It’s time to get back on the gym. But don’t make it your new year’s resolution just to never set foot on the gym. Or promise that you will run every day and then snooze the alarm clock every day. Exercising should be as part of our routine as brushing our teeth.
- Eat Light and Healthy
Don’t fast. Instead, eat something light to adapt your diet back to the normal routine.
Plan your next weeks so that you are sure you will eat clean and exercise for the next few days our body is made of routines you will get used to eating clean as fast as you got used to eating in excess.
Everyone overindulges at one time or the other, don’t beat yourself down because of it. Bounce back as soon as you can into your regular lifestyle and count the days until the next holiday season!