The holidays are the best time to indulge in all the food and drinks you love, but it isn’t exactly an ideal season for your waistline! What if there was a way to enjoy this all without sabotaging your health?
Be smart this holiday season and simply follow these steps to stay healthy during the holiday season:
Good health is all about a balance in food and lifestyle. You can lose weight if you eat nutritiously 80 percent of the time and allow yourself to indulge in less healthy food for the remaining 20 percent of your meals.
Most adults consume an additional 100 calories per day from alcoholic beverages. If you can’t avoid the cocktails, wines, and beers all together, alternate between alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. If you decide to stay sober it’ll be easier to avoid over-indulging during dinner. Drinking too much alcohol puts a strain on the liver and the cells of the body. Toxicity results if the alcohol is not removed thoroughly from the system. Try to choose clear spirits such as gin and vodka over darker spirits such as whiskey and rum.
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Part of the reason why people gain weight during the holidays is because we slack off routine. Try to add some exercise into the holidays to avoid snacking all day long! Go for a walk while things are cooking or get some sunshine! This will also keep you from being tempted to nap after eating and expend those calories.
Vegetables contain a lot of nutrition, and a lot of fibre. Getting in as much as you can help maximise nutrient value of your meal, while at the same time helping you feel more satisfied. The added fibre will also keep things moving through your system.
With all the partying and fun activities, don’t forget the importance of sleep. Sleep is time for your body to rest and repair, and inadequate sleep can play havoc with your body clock. Aim for between 7–8 hours sleep each night.
The most important thing to remember this holiday season is to have fun and not to be too obsessive about what you are eating or drinking. Having a little splurge now and again is not going to have any major long term negative health implications. Go easy on yourself!