The Christmas period is always a time of joy, being with family, singing Christmas carols and the excitement of giving and receiving presents, or just being with our beloved ones which is more valuable than all the gifts in the world.
I have lost my sister many years ago but I still miss her and therefore I really value the time I’m able to spend with my family and friends. A lot of times we take them for granted but I would urge you to reconsider, especially in this time of the year.
Christmas is also a time of overindulgence. Too much food and too much to drink. After all the festivities, you put on your clothes and you say, ‘what the hack’?? Your pants don’t close properly, you have to change the hole on your belt or your dress is way too tight. 😉
Therefore we have to look at ways how to avoid this nasty feeling after the holidays.
I have been thinking about some easy tips for you to avoid some weight gain:
- Be conscious of your drinks. Skip the sodas to start with, these drinks are empty calories and only put a lot of sugar into your system and spikes your blood sugar with all kinds of nasty consequences.
- Start with a protein rich breakfast. Proteins make you feel full and therefore you’re not looking so much for sugary stuff.
- Load up your plate with veggies before you try and eat other things and preferably green leafy and cruciferous veggies. They don’t contain a lot of calories so if you eat them first there is not so much space left for other more unhealthy stuff. This way you have double gain because they’re high in nutrients and these are necessary for all kinds of processes in your body to function properly.
- Don’t indulge too much in dessert. Instead just ask for a spoon and have a spoonful of the dessert other people have ordered, I suppose they will let you…lol… Otherwise make your own healthy dessert (I will try to make this pie)
- Toss in some movement. Be conscious about moving these days. Have a great lunch and go for a nice walk outside. Go by bike to your meetups, parties or whatever event you might have. Don’t take holiday time to relax at your exercise, I would give you the advice, since you will have more free time, to nudge it up!
- And the last one might not be so obvious but stress also makes you gain weight. So try to relax, don’t be a perfectionist, breathe and enjoy the moment. Certainly don’t stress over things that you can’t control and do your best at the things you can control.
These are all simple things to implement. Sometimes the easiest things that seem simple have a great impact over time. Do them consistently and it will add up. A couple of kilos come off easily but if you wait year after year, weight builds up and then when you want to do something about it, it’s going to be harder.
I’m all about healthy lifestyle as you know and about avoiding unease and disease. If you put in proper steps in your daily life then it isn’t that difficult. Don’t wait for something bad to happen before you take your health in your hands, be proactive and be the best version of yourself you can be with an amazing sense of energy.
I hope these easy tips serve you to get in a better shape into the New Year and as always, if you want to learn how to get happy, healthy and thriving, book a call at www.business-health.com/free-session and let’s make 2020 your best one!.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, a happy ending of this year and all the best for the year to come!
With love and health,