Most of the holidays, what we do is to eat a lot, especially in gatherings. And in these gatherings, there will always be varieties of food and drinks present on the table that we cannot resist.
And after all of this, we have to get rid of the excess weight we’ve gained over the holidays in order to start the year in a healthy way.
So we’ve listed five ways to help you get back on track after the holidays.
Catch up on your sleep.
You didn’t have enough sleep during the holidays because of all the gatherings you’ve had – from sleepless nights of preparations to staying up until dawn because nobody wouldn’t want to miss anything during the events. Hence, after all of those tiring days, you need to catch up on your sleep to recharge your body. So if possible, make sure to keep your phone on silent mode at night to avoid disruptions. This will help you attain your original body clock.
Don’t overdo exercise.
You don’t necessarily need to go to the gym or wake up early in the morning just to jog. You can still burn those calories you’ve gained by walking.
You can roam around the neighborhood, get some fresh air and do sightseeing at the park. Doing this is a good start to calm yourself and gradually reduce your weight. But if you don’t feel like going out, planking or doing push-ups in your bedroom is a big help too.
Keep track of your meals.
Some of us think that doing crash diet and skipping meals can help us reduce weight after the holidays. However, it turns out that we should avoid doing so because it can be potentially harmful.
In reality, eating three meals everyday and reducing snacks is better. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s when you can eat heavy or light meals. Also, make sure to have your lunch on time. And for dinner, eat less and choose healthy food.
And to add on that, planning your one-week meal can help you not to buy and eat too much food. Also, add vegetables to your meal because they have the vitamins and minerals that the body needs.
Drink a lot of water.
Drinking water right after you wake up, fires up your metabolism and hydrates you. Water also helps flush out those toxins from all the food you have eaten.
Be thankful for whatever you have received and leave all unfavorable events that happened last year behind. It’s time for you to move forward and be optimistic this 2019 because it might be the year for you. Looking at things positively attracts opportunities and helps you grow, leading you towards achieving your goals. This is a great help in building a better and healthier version of yourself.
Determination is all it takes.
People always get agitated after the holidays, trying to think of ways to reduce their weight but only end up straining themselves and not doing it consistently.
Always remember that it is better to start one step at a time. So with these simple ways we’ve listed above, we hope you get to start little by little and find the motivation to continue doing so until you’ve reached your goal.