It’s almost impossible to resist the savory meals and tasty desserts you come across during the holiday season – and, why should you? You only live once, and depriving yourself will only set you up for failure. The key is to not overeat. Yet, from time to time, you’re bound to indulge yourself in too many calories. If you find yourself struggling to get up from the dinner table after a delicious holiday binge, then these tips to get back on track are for you.
Immediately after eating, get digestion moving right away by stretching for a few minutes. Stretching loosens up your body and releases toxins. Follow it up with a short walk around the neighborhood to really aid with digestion. You’d be surprised how much better you feel, and quickly, with a little movement.
If you wake up bloated and hungover, start out your morning with a hot shower. By taking initiative to get yourself ready for the day, you prevent yourself from falling into a state of laziness that you won’t be able to shake for the rest of the day. And when you get dressed, choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident because feeling better physically begins by feeling better mentally.
It may be the last thing on your mind, but don’t forget to eat your breakfast. Doing so will boost your metabolism, causing you to burn more calories throughout the day. Try eating a high-fiber breakfast, like oatmeal, which will support healthy digestion and keep you feeling fuller for a longer amount of time.
Be sure to get some exercise the next day. Another way to enhance digestion, just thirty minutes of exercise can improve how you feel. It also evens out your blood sugar and clears glucose out of your bloodstream.
Now that you’re feeling better, your next step is to plan ahead. Don’t dwell on how many calories you ate or drank the night before. Instead, stay grounded and focus on eating clean meals with fresh produce and whole grains. Plan your next workout and think about your holiday binge with some perspective. It’s one night, one week, one month, and this indulgence is only temporary. Get on track, and don’t look back. W