Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I have no doubt in my mind that you’ll be revving up your tummies for some serious feasting, so I’m going to give you 3 tips for realistic things you can do without cramping your feasting festivities too much:
- Don’t go into dinner starving: If you don’t eat anything all day in preparation for your big meal, you may be setting yourself up for Binge fest 2013. When we don’t eat all day, it sets our hormones all out of whack, and our brain tells our bodies, “Quick! I need nourishment NOW.” You inevitably eat more than your mean to, feel uncomfortably full, and then crash. To help avoid this, eat a healthy lunch of greens and a protein and eat slowly at dinner. This will allow your brain time to catch up with your stomach, so you know when you’re feeling full and energized– not full and ready to pass out.
- Drink lots of water: Drink water all day. As healthy as you try to be around the holidays (but really?), you’re going to be consuming a rich assortment of food– food higher in sodium and sugar than your body may be used to. By consuming water, you do your body a favor and help it balance out all these rich foods. And balance means you’ll have more energy, focus, and better judgment. Later when you’ve got a cocktail (or eggnog) in your paws, keep a water next to it, and alternate water and cocktail sips.
- Get ready to cleanse: You came, you ate, you were merry, and now you can feel your jeans are a bit snugger than before the holidays. You want to get back on track after the holidays but where do you begin? Try starting with a clean-eating cleanse, where you eliminate irritants like sugar, gluten, and dairy for 7 days. You’ll allow your digestion a chance to heal, reduce inflammation (causing bloating and fatigue) in your body, and quickly shed those extra lbs you gained this past holiday season. You can check out my 7-Day Cleanse & Reboot here, where everything is laid out for you in detail. Plus you can get 50% off with the coupon code: lightscamerakale!