Sticking to your usual healthy routine is really important if you want to get through Christmas and New Years not feeling depleted. Things like morning exercise, a healthy breakfast and a nutritious lunch really set you in good stead both physical and mentally. If you indulge a little at dinner your body will be far more forgiving.
Some tips to keep you feeling good:
Keep hydrated, especially if drinking alcohol. Aim for 2 litres of water daily.
Good quality sleep - keep your normal sleep and waking cycles as much as possible
Keep some healthy snacks in your handbag - things like nuts and seeds, apples and homemade protein or bliss balls will help keep you satisfied.
Take a homemade lunch to work daily - think salad and tuna, salad wraps, Quinoa and vegies etc.
Keep alcohol to a minimum, enjoy some Mocktails instead for a fun twist on the usual cocktail.
When you do drink alcohol, have a glass of water between each alcoholic beverage.
Watch your portion sizes when eating out, and really savour every mouthful, noticing colours, textures and tastes.
Have some quiet time each day. Meditation, reflection, solitude. This helps you to maintain your sanity, increases energy and allows you to be present and further enjoy social times.
Daily exercise also helps to keep your happy hormones pumping. It'll help keep your digestive system happy, halt weight gain, promote good sleep and put a smile on your dial.
So there you have it, some simple and easy to implement tips to help you cruise through Christmas and right into the New Year :)
Indulging on Christmas Day is allowed, hehe :) I'll be having some organic wine and plum pudding with the best of them!
Lots of Love,