FollowHoliday Season is meant to enjoy time with your family and friends, indulge yourself into delicious delicacies ( basically a cheat season where you skip of from you diet) but its imp to detox later on and follow a healthy lifestyle / diet .
Though indulging too- much during the seasonal festivities isn’t very smart, but instead of droning yourself in guilt later its better to start with some healthy lifestyle changes from the next day of New Year’s eve.
You can also make this as one of your new year’s resolutions , and try to keep it going for entire year but even if u aren’t able to continue it for long u well wold atleast balance out all the holiday fat that gained u weight .
Attempt these steps daily to feel fabulous in no time-
1.HYDRATE YOURSELF AS SOON AS YOU WAKE UP –
People often mistake their thirst for hunger, Also drinking helps you to feel full.
Start each morning with a big glass of water preferably WARM with lemon squeezed in it.
Also try a daily probiotic or even a green juice.
If possible go for green tea.
2. Go for a Plant-Based Breakfast
If you can have full plant-based breakfast ie salads and fruits that would be great!
If not, start your new year healthy regime day by just swapping your regular meal with a some healthy options.
Choosing plant-based means –
putting in more of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients
& Less of Fats and Carbohydrates
into your body that can be processed into energy rather quickly as you would want to feel light after that week of overwhelming food.
3 Clean Up The Kitchen/Home
4.Go for Healthy Food Shopping!
Now that your kitchen has been cleaned , de-cluttered & a little vacant ( since you just put those holiday food away) ,
it’s time to go Grocery and veggie shopping for healthy food!
- Stock your kitchen up with Fruits and Vegetables (organic if possible),
- frozen vegetables for easy, quick meals,
- whole grains like oats and quinoa, chickpeas, lentils, and other beans and legumes
- lean protein meats etc (leftover turkey breast counts!)
- raw nuts like almonds and cashews, for quick snacks
- unsweetened milks or yogurts to round out your meals.
5. Re-Organize your Fridge/Kitchen strategically
- Put leftovers dishes in the fridge towards the back & Fruit and Veggies in the front.
- This way you’ll have to work to get the good stuff, and have easy access to the healthiest foods.
- Your best trick is to keep the food in the cupboard / fridge below the eye level, so that you don’t see those holiday treats every time you walk in the kitchen or open the door of the fridge for a snack.
- Use silver foil instead of plastic wraps/ containers- If you aren’t able to see the delicious pudding, it won’t tempt you .
6. SKIP YOUR REGULAR DINNER MEAL
- If you can swap your regular dinner for may be tea and a toast Or a bowl of fruits/salad.
- And whatsoever you eat for dinner make sure you eat it atleast 3-4 hours before sleeping , so that you body get some time to digest
7. LOWER your Alcohol Intake
Alcohol is a source of calories. A 12-ounce beer has 150 calories; a 3.5-ounce glass of wine, 85. A margarita packs a bigger caloric punch.
Creamy cocktails such as alexanders , brandy and mudslides are Even worse offenders—
They are equivalent to drinking a rich dessert. The bottom line: If you’re trying to lose weight, stick with water.
8. Stay away from sodas.
Soft drinks are a major source of empty calories .
A study held at Purdue University found that when people were fed a certain calories daily as jelly beans or as soda, the soda drinkers gained a significant amount of weight, but those who ate jelly-beans compensated for the extra calories by cutting on other food.
hence if you crave something sweet, you should rather be chewing it than gulping it.
If you’re seriously very thirsty, reach out for water or unsweetened iced tea instead of soda.
9. Eat leftovers sitting down
Don’t just eat — dine. Eating / munching food/snacks on the run, Sneak a few bites out of the fridge and thinking that your body won’t register it as a meal is a bad idea.
Just put your portion on a plate and sit on the table every time you eat. a portion of chips on yourplate helps focus your attention so you don’t eat the whole bag.
10. Incorporate Fitness into your Everyday Routine
Join a gym , swimming, PT sessions, dance class, kick boxing, aerobics etc.
If not go for a morning walk / run or do yoga whenever you find some time.
These things help your mental health as well as your physical health.
11. Sleep Schedule
Sleep plays a major role in controling your diet, mood, your productivity and metabolism too.
Getting around 8 hours sleep plays the biggest role in both your physical and mental health.
Sleep deficiency may lead to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, stress, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
fact: Even if you eat the exact same diet as your another person,but you’re not getting the required sleep , you won’t lose as much fat as them.