When the holidays come around, my mind goes automatically to the delicious foods I get to indulge in. Pies, puddings, turkey, mashed potatoes...oh my! The temptations are real, but so is the weight gain that comes with giving in. So how do you stop yourself from packing on the holiday pounds?
#1 Commit To A 5 Minute Stretch Routine Every Morning
A good morning stretch will help you release anxiety, stress and has been clinically proven to squash the cravings for sweets, caffeine and fatty foods. Open up the sides of your body during your routine by stretching your hips, doing forward bends and lunges. This will be your secret weapon when it comes to Grandma's infamous bacon and egg breakfast sandwiches.
#2 Go For A Brisk Walk
Walk to the point when you feel totally energized and focused, but don't over exert yourself. Make this a daily routine and do it before a big meal so you will eat less and burn off the calories you've already consumed. Bundle up nice and warm for the cold winter weather to avoid getting too chilly to keep going. And if you want some good holiday bonding time, grab a relative and hit the trails together!
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#3 Detox From Last Night With A Healthy Breakfast
Had one too many drinks of Aunt Marie's 'special hot cocoa' last night? Or overdosed on turkey stuffing and pumpkin pie? Wake up and make a breakfast that helps to clean and refresh your system. Go for oatmeal and mix in a little fresh fruit and nuts. Set chia seeds in the fridge overnight with yogurt and you'll have a delicious probiotic pudding. Grab a blender and mix in your favourite fruits, greens, nut butter, stevia and whatever else you have on hand. There are endless possibilities to making an easy to prep for go-to breakfast.
#4 Continue Your Detox Process At Home
When you get back from your weekend away, rebuild your system with essential nutrients and vitamins. You can even cleanse from food for 24 hours to flush everything out and rebalance. Just drink lemon water, green tea or blend one delicious smoothie for breakfast and then let your body cleanse the rest of the day. Get started on your News Years Resolution early by kicking your butt into gear the next day with a high-energy fitness class.
What are your tips for staying healthy over the holidays? Share your secrets with us!
Source: Elite Daily
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