If you’re like me, you stuffed your pretty little face with all things sweet and sugary during Christmas. If you’re also like me, you’re now at work feeling that sluggishness increase with very hour that passes by. Here are a few tips to get you back in the game just in time for your NYE celebration.
Fight the Urge to Gorge on Leftovers
Christmas day and for some of you the days to follow, bring about a lot of down time. I don’t know about you but eating is my favorite thing to do when I’m bored…happy…sad…breathing! However, this can come back to bite you in the bum when it’s time to slip into that NYE get up. Try eating frequent small portions versus a few large meals. Throw the rest in the deep freezer or feed that single coworker that packs a sandwich everyday!
Guzzle Water Like Your Life Depends on it
Water is your friend!!!! Drink water as often as possible. How else will you flush out all the sugar, salt, fat and other delicious yet evil substances in your body? I recommend trying some herbal drinks like tea. I drank Ballerina Tea to help “get things going” if you know what I mean. To rehydrate, drink infused water! Try infusing your water with lemon, mint, cumbers, or even fruit!
Veg on Veggies
Green leafy vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! Typically this is the best way to compensate for binging so many carbs and fats over the Christmas break. When you consume green leafy veggies with a small amount of starchy foods, green veggies can halve the glycemic index of your meal. This can really reduce fat storage.
Sprinkle Some Seeds On It
Try loading snacks like yogurt or smoothies with digestive aids like flaxseeds or chia seeds. Chia seeds a rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are excellent for helping with the digestion of food! Flaxseeds are the richest sources of a plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the world!
Increase Your Activity Level
Laying around sure isn’t burning any calories. Try cleaning out all of the leftover junk like wrapping paper and bag stuffing. After you’ve walked to the dumpster, try walking for about an hour. Bring some tunes, a friend, or something you need to think long and hard about. When you get back home, look into a post-christmas workout plan. Maybe try a few squats, lunges, crunches and jumping jacks. I suggest running if you’re up for the task.
Beauty Sleep Is A Must
The stress of lenthingy shopping trips, hours of cooking, late night gift wrapping, traveling, and other holiday activities can take a toll on the body. Make sure you’re recharging your batteries by getting a good night’s rest! If you’re having trouble sleeping during the holiday season, try a few drops of lavender on your pillow and sleep sounds.
What are you doing to get ready for NYE? Leave a comment down below and let me know. I always respond!