Hands up who’s overindulged…. (Yes, my hand is well as truly raised)
Whether it’s just been for one day or for the whole of December, here are my 3 simple tips to get yourself back on track the morning after the day before.
1. Hydrate first.
Start by having a big glass of good old H2O and make sure you have a bottle of water handy throughout the day. After too much food and especially booze, you’re most probably dehydrated. Drinking water and getting rehydrated is key to getting our bodies functioning properly again AND will help us feel less sluggish.
I also like starting my day by squeezing the juice of half a lemon with 2 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar in a mug of hot water. Both the lemon and cider vinegar have great detoxifying benefits.
FYI…. Cider vinegar is an acquired taste but you do get used to it, I promise.
2. Clean it up.
This may be an obvious tip, but making sure you start your day with ‘clean’ and ‘feel good’ foods will get you off to a cracking start! Many studies have also shown that if we make positive choices with our nutrition at the start of the day, we’re much more likely to continue.
I started my day today with a scramble of 2 eggs, 3 egg whites, spinach, tomatoes and cashews. Personally, I love to have protein, fats and green veggies in the morning as I find it stops me craving sweet foods. It also has the added benefit of keeping me fuller for longer!
This could be booking onto an exercise class, going for a brisk walk with your dog outside, or bashing out a heavy weights session at the gym. I’m not talking however about doing endless cardio trying to ‘burn’ off the food, it concerns me when I read this on social media. Feeling the need to justify eating is a negative mindset to have with food. With all my tips they’re simply about changing your habits to get back of track, no crash dieting or over-exercising involved.
I know myself from the past that we can often look to a quick fix, especially after Christmas and towards the start of a New Year. The most important tip I can give though is to STOP STRESSING, routine and consistency are key.
Hope you’ve all had a fabulous Christmas!