This is my first post of 2018 and my first post in over a year. Due to personal reasons I took a break and I have to say that I actually enjoyed being away from social media.
I guess most of you are feeling bloated, fatigued and overweight after eating and drinking too much over the holidays. Like everyone else, I enjoyed the festive season and had a lovely Christmas, but now it’s time to get back on track.
The secret to getting back to your usual routine is to do it as soon as the festive season ends. The more you postpone it the harder it will be.
1. Get to bed early
The routine starts with going to bed early and getting up early.
During the holidays most of us including myself would have gone to bed late. In order to get your body to its normal routine sleep is vital.
When sleep is disrupted you wake up feeling exhausted and groggy. Getting back to a healthy sleeping habit will leave you feeling refreshed.
2. Grab a green Juice
Instead of grabbing another coffee go for a green juice. This is a fantastic way to include more greens into your diet.
After all the over-eating and drinking too much alcohol you need to alkalise your body. So go grab a juice on your way to work.
3. Get moving
Physical activity goes hand in hand with healthy eating. Get up early and go run or walk in the winter sun.
Exercising not only will help you lose the kilos put on over Christmas but it will make you feel good and improve your mood.
I suggest you exercise early morning before work. This is a great way to start the day.
4. Eat Healthy
I do not believe in diets but I do believe in healthy eating.
A balanced diet is key to feeling good, functioning well and getting you back on track. If we want to keep our bodies and brain active we must fuel it with the correct nutrients.
Include more fruit and vegetables into your diet. Make sure you get plenty of good quality protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.
As mentioned before, after the festive season your body will be pretty acidic with all the alcohol and sweets consumed so you need to be alkaline. Give your liver a break and cut back on the alcohol and drink more water.
5. Have a light week
For the first week of the new year concentrate on you, on resting your body and mind.
Spend time at home and cancel your social diary for that first week. You need to take a break.
Have relaxing massages and listen to classical music. This will help boost your energy levels.
It’s also a time to reflect and set realistic goals for the year ahead.
I hope the above tips help you get back on track after the festive period. If you are looking to lose weight or have other health issues please contact me or feel free to purchase my initial consultation.