8 Easy Ways To Recover After The Christmas Season

And that’s a wrap! It’s been such a beautiful season, time to relax and rest, spend time with loved ones and eat way too much yummy food & treats! We know the festive binge can leave you uncomfortable (please don’t beat yourself up).

 8 Easy ways to recover after the Christmas season

Here I share few tips to help your body recover after the festive season:

 

Ditch the diet

Regardless of the excesses that are committed, the body will not understand why it is suddenly subjected to a fast or drastically reduced food intake. You should go slowly when it comes to reversing the effects of Christmas, especially if we have accustomed the body to eating a lot.

 

Sleep routine

It is important to recover the hours of sleep, we recommend from 6 to 8 hours of rest to restore the balance of the body.

 8 Easy ways to recover after the Christmas season

Keep it cool during bedtime

Studies published in the journal “Diabetes” suggest that turning down the heat before bedtime (around 18 °C) will help your body burn fat stored.

 

Avoid temptations

Try not to have the leftovers of Christmas sweets on hand.

 

Stay hydrated

 

Choose water and infusions to guarantee good hydration. Try to avoid alcohol, soft drinks and juices. Sometimes we can mistake thirst for hunger, it is very important to make sure you are hydrated.

 

8 Easy ways to recover after the Christmas season

Move more

Exercise is necessary for health. Normally, people who had a routine of physical activity before these dates tend to abandon it, so it’s time to get back to your normal routine.

 

Exercise should not be seen only as something that burns calories, but should be seen as something that relaxes us, motivates us and helps us feel better.

 

Eat whole food

By choosing whole food we are adding fiber in our diet, which improves our health digestion.

 8 Easy ways to recover after the Christmas season

Laugh often

Studies shared by the International Journal of Obesity proves that 10-15 minutes of laughing and giggles could burn 40 to 170 calories.

 

With these tips, it will be much easier for you to recover and feel better about your body again. The only thing missing is perseverance and the desire on your part to achieve the goals that you set for yourself.

 

Blog post created by Vanessa Keane, Dietitian

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