How to get back on track after Christmas
Are you feeling tired, sluggish and bloated? Even a few days of indulgence can make us feel like this but why wait until the New Year to get back on track?
Here are my top tips to start feeling energised and get out of that overeating rut:
Firstly don’t feel you need to eat all the Christmas leftovers. Eating food just because it’s there is just as wasteful as throwing it away. Your body is not a bin! Think about giving away those additional mince pies or even better donate them to a food bank
Saying ‘no’ isn’t selfish. You can’t be or feel your best when you’re burnt out and exhausted and this isn’t a good way to start 2020. So don’t feel pressurised into having that additional drink or treat. Plan ahead and decide at which events you're going to indulge inand which ones you’re going to be more mindful about what you’re eating. It doesn’t have to be a week long food and drink fest.
If you’ve been focusing on the beige foods (crisps, cakes, biscuits) get back into prioritising veg. Load up your plate with veg first rather than adding it as a garnish and go for a variety to benefit from all the different plant chemicals and fibres.
Give your body a break by resting your digestive system. Try to leave 4-5 hours in between meals and aim for a 12 hour overnight fast. If you eat a meal late in the evening have breakfast the following day at a later time.
Drink plenty of water and then drink some more! Even a few days of overeating and drinking alcohol can leave us dehydrated. Water has many important benefits including helping the body to detoxify, so have water available at all times. As a reminder try to drink a glass each time you’ve been to the toilet.
And finally, it's important to know that stress puts your body in fat storage mode so use this Christmas break to rest, enjoy yourself and make time for you!
If you want to start 2020 feeling your best join me at my ‘How to Eat for Hormone Harmony’ workshop on Friday 17th January at Power’s Weybridge. I’ll be giving you top tips to transform your monthly rollercoaster of emotions naturally through nutrition and lifestyle, so you’ll be able to reclaim your energy, lose weight, balance your mood, improve your digestion and manage stress. Book your place here
Wishing you a Healthy and Happy 2020
Disclaimer: Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice, practitioners always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. The information provided here is general and is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases or conditions.