Holiday season is probably the hardest time to stay healthy and keep fit with all the parties. To make if even more challenging supermarkets promote a wide range of unhealthy foods.
Most of people put on at least one pound over the festive season. Although that does not sound like a lot; the thing is most will not lose it, even with the best New Year’s resolutions. I am sure you do not want to be one of those statistics.
What you need to do is make sure you are eating lots of fruits and vegetables which are good alkaline forming foods. Your acid/alkaline balance will probably be the first causality of the season. Read more about it here: Balance Your Body
Make Sure You Care For Yourself. Here’s Ten Tips to Do So:
2. Then while you are eating the fruit make a healthy porridge. Have Oatmeal Cinnamon Porridge & Sultanas or Cornmeal Porridge or Quinoa Coconut Almond Porridge Sugarless You will get slowly released energy from these healthy grains to keep you going till lunch.
3. Have a bowl of satsumas (mandarin oranges) within easy reach for a healthy snack and they are full of vitamin C to keep your immune system happy.
4. Keep a bowl of nuts in their shells with nut crackers also within easy reach for heart healthy snacks. Being in their shells you won’t eat so many as you would if they were salted nuts.
5. Drink health giving drinks like Sugar-free Lemon Aid or Alcohol Free Bloody Mary or Watermelon Juice and they are very refreshing too. Alcoholic drinks not only kill brain cell but wipe you out too and in the end cause a negative effect on your mood because it uses up the chemicals that the brain needs to ward off anxiety. Our testing always shows alcohol to deplete vitality.
7. Go for one to three walks of ten to fifteen minutes every day; this will keep you from getting sluggish and lose a few calories too. Walking: Tips and Benefits
8. Eat dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Small amounts of dark chocolate have been shown to be good for heart health and you will not eat so much as it has a richer flavour.
9. High sugar foods enter the bloodstream quickly and then later leave you wiped out. Make your own Sweet & Healthy Holiday Treats
10. Most traditional feasts are challenging on the digestive system. 5 Tips to Improve Your Digestion & Health What would make the meal work is:
- Eat your salad first.
- Eat lots of vegetables with a choice of the protein or the carb (potatoes or stuffing) part of the meal.
- Wait to eat your dessert at least 2 to 3 hours after your meal.
- Here is a well combined healthy Special Vegetarian Dinner
Note: If all this slips your mind so you do overdo it during the holidays or if you just want to balance out for the new year, check out my Healthy Weekend BootCamps. Ideal ones for after the holidays would be the Alkalize Your Body BootCamp or the Weight Loss BootCamp.
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