This time of year is all about free-flowing booze & food, spending time with friends & family & spreading goodwill. It is a wonderful time of the year, but it is probably not the best for your waistline. Here are a few tips on bouncing back
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 29, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — There is nothing wrong with indulging in your favorite foods over the holidays. This time of year is all about gorging on free-flowing booze and sumptuous food, spending time with friends and family and spreading goodwill. It is a wonderful time of the year, but it is probably not the best for your waistline. It would be unrealistic, however, to restrict yourself at every holiday feast or party. Why not rather try to enjoy this time fully and immediately get back on track after the holidays? Here are a few tips on how to bounce back after holiday indulgence:
Avoid weight loss supplements or pills
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Forgive and move on
If you overindulged, try to forgive yourself and forget about it. After eating too much, many people tend to feel ashamed and guilty, which can lead to more indulgences as they are often also prone to stress eating. Also, don’t think that you can continue binge eating just because you already ruined your diet as this will make it much harder to get back on track after the holidays. Rather start fresh every day and try to make the best choices possible. Learn to accept your overindulgences and deal with it with less regret and more positivity.
Add some healthy meals
After the holidays it is important to provide your body with the much-needed nutrients by eating your favorite healthy meals as soon as possible. Focus on eating whole foods like fruits, seeds, nuts, lean protein, vegetables and whole grains and stay away from leftovers. This will help to reduce your cravings for oily and sugary foods and reset your palate.
Don’t skip meals
After a night of overeating, it can be tempting to skip a meal. This is definitely not a good idea, as this might cause you to binge at a later stage because of extreme hunger. Skipping main meals could potentially cause your metabolism to slow down. Rather eat smaller meals with fiber-rich food, protein and healthy fats as this will allow you to consume fewer calories while keeping your hunger at bay and giving your body the necessary nutrients.
The fact that you have probably drunk a lot of beer and wine over the holidays will make you more dehydrated than usual. This might cause your body to retain more water and add a few pounds of water weight. You’ll be able to shed the excess water weight by drinking lots of water and avoiding alcohol and salty foods where possible. Water will also help you to feel full throughout the day.
Start as soon as possible
The longer you wait to get your health habits back on track again the harder it will be. Get back to your runs, gym or exercise classes as soon as possible. Even if it’s a set of crunches or a short walk – do it now! Do anything that will get your mind and body back in the game.
Combine activity with social time
You might use social time as an excuse to not get back to your exercise routine asap. So why not combine social time with some activity. Have a chat with your long lost friends and relatives as you jog over to the local coffee shop or invite them to an exercise class and then go for lunch. This will also make exercise much more fun.
Plan it out
It’s hard to get back into the game without a plan. Work out a specific and achievable short-term plan for yourself. For example – I’m going to jog on Monday and Wednesday, work out on Tuesday morning before work, take a cycling class on Thursday and do yoga on Friday. A clear-cut itinerary will make the decisions around working out much easier. The only thing you have to do is to follow the plan.
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