This season is probably the hardest time to stay healthy and keep fit with all the parties. To make if even more challenging supermarkets promote a wide range of unhealthy foods.
Most people put on at least one pound over the festive season. Although that does not sound like a lot, the thing is most will not lose it, even with the best New Year’s resolutions.
If you want to avoid being part of the one-pound statistic, make sure you are eating many fruits and vegetables, which are good alkaline-forming foods.
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2. Then while you are eating the fruit, make a healthy porridge. Have Oatmeal Cinnamon Porridge & Sultanas or Cornmeal Porridge or Quinoa Coconut Almond Porridge (Sugarless). You will get slowly-released energy from these healthy grains to keep you going until lunch.
3. Have a bowl of satsumas (mandarin oranges) within easy reach for a healthy snack. They are full of vitamin C to keep your immune system happy.
4. Keep a bowl of nuts in their shells with nut crackers also within easy reach for heart healthy snacks. Being in their shells you won’t eat so many as you would if they were salted nuts.
5. Drink health giving drinks like Sugar-free Lemon-Aid or Alcohol-free Bloody Mary or Watermelon Juice. Alcoholic drinks not only kill brain cells but can also cause a negative effect on your mood, as it uses up the chemicals that the brain needs to ward off anxiety. Our testing always shows alcohol to deplete vitality.
7. Go for one to three walks of ten to fifteen minutes everyday; this will keep you from getting sluggish and help you lose a few calories too. Walking: Tips and Benefits
8. Eat dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Small amounts of dark chocolate have been shown to be good for heart health and you will not eat so much as it has a richer flavor.
9. High sugar foods enter the bloodstream quickly and then later leave you wiped out. Make your own Sweet & Healthy Holiday Treats
10. Most traditional feasts are challenging on the digestive system. 5 Tips to Improve Your Digestion & Health What would make the meal work is:
- Eat your salad first.
- Eat lots of vegetables with a choice of the protein or the carb (potatoes or stuffing) part of the meal.
- Wait to eat your dessert at least 2 to 3 hours after your meal.
- Here is a well combined healthy Special Vegetarian Dinner
Note: If all this slips your mind so you do overdo it during the holidays or if you just want to balance out for the new year, check out my Healthy Weekend BootCamps. Ideal ones for after the holidays would be the Alkalize Your Body BootCamp or the Weight Loss BootCamp.