#1 – Front load your water intake.
Feeling hungry and needing to snack throughout the day can actually be a sign of dehydration. Eating carb rich foods, drinking alcohol and traveling during the holidays can majorly mess with your hydration levels so aim to front load your day with massive amounts of water and a pinch of sea salt for electrolytes to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated will help you cut cravings, avoid overeating and fluctuations on the scale.
#2 – Get into rest and digest mode.
In order for you body to properly digest food, it needs to be in the “rest and digest mode”, and not in the typical fight or flight (aka stressed) state that you might tend to be in during the holidays from rushing around trying to get things done or dealing with less than ideal family situations. But don’t fret, you can instantly put your body into rest and digest mode to banish or prevent bloating using deep breathing techniques and by thoroughly chewing your food. Do the 5-5-7 breath (inhale 5 seconds, hold 5 seconds and exhaling 7 seconds) 5-10 times before each meal, and chew each bite 20 times to allow your body to properly digest food. This will also help you recognize when you are full so you don’t overeat.
#3 – Drink more tea.
High quality organic green, herbal and even black teas are packed with a variety of nutrients to reduce inflammation, balance hormones and keep your gut healthy. Peppermint and ginger teas are perfect post meal to promote digestion, reduce bloating and ease stomach upset. Green tea varietals are a great coffee alternative, and cinnamon containing teas make for a great sweet treat, and both help to curb cravings by balancing your blood sugar! Pique Tea is my favorite tea brand because of its quality and easy to mix in cold or hot water powders (great for traveling!).
#4 – Walk, don’t run.
During the holidays, you probably think you need to exercise more to “work off” what you ate and drank. BUT when your body is already depleted from eating inflammatory foods, traveling and staying up late, intense exercise will deplete you even more – making your workout more harmful than good resulting in weight gain, fatigue and feeling run down. It’s still important to move your body during these times, so opt for more restorative exercise such as walking, yoga and pilates.
Aside from being present to implement these 4 survival tips, don’t forget to also be present with your family and friends so you can truly enjoy the holidays.
Joy, laughter and happiness all promote better hormone balance and digestion, which are necessary elements for more energy and weight loss.
Happy holidays to you and your loved ones 🙂
#1- Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or some other holiday this season, I have 4 survival tips to help you…
Avoid overeating and bloating while actually improving digestion!
Maintain your weight and possibly even lose some! (wouldn’t that be nice?)
Have a ton of energy and to protect yourself from catching a cold!
The best part about these tips is that you can do them anywhere and they don’t require much time, effort or money!
Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or some other holiday this season I have 4 survival tips to help you…
- Avoid overeating and bloating while actually improving digestion
- Maintain your weight and possibly even lose some! (wouldn’t that be nice?)
- Have a ton of energy and to protect yourself from catching a cold!
The best part about these tips, is that you can do them anywhere and they don’t require much time, effort or money!
If you want to get your hands on the right lab tests and resources so you can feel good in your body again, then schedule an Ideal Health & Weight Discovery Session with me
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