I don’t know about you, but one thing that I love about Christmas is the food. Mince pies, Christmas cake, panettone, gingerbread – I’ll stop now before the ambience of gargling stomachs begin, but you get my gist.
But of course we all get the January and have that slumped feeling, and its back to the gym we go. And there’s that dash of regret of eating so much.
Before I continue any further, this isn’t a diet or fitness post. This isn’t going to tell you not to eat something or work out whilst trying to be festive, as that would be both hypocritical of me and just unrealistic. Christmas is the time we can forget about what we’re eating and enjoy this relaxing time of the year. The ‘mass’ element is that slumped feeling that comes post Christmas. And this post is more little things to do during the time to help throughout, giving you a kick start to the new year!
DRINK MORE WATER
This is something which alleviates all year round. But drinking a lot of water helps wash everything out nicely, and Christmas foods are very heavy, so make sure you’ve got your water at your side to relieve the bloating and that heavy feeling!
Christmas walks are everything to me. I love them. And just a casual walk across some fields or down the street, maybe with family or friends, enjoying the seasonal views. And it’ll help you burn some extra calories! Also, if you can handle the hustle and bustle of shopping towns at Christmas, definitely go out and do your shopping on foot. I love going out and shopping, but I do completely understand why people do it online, as the busy streets can be stressful.
ENJOY YOUR FOOD
I think, from personal experience, that at Christmas we eat ‘because we can’, but if you take a moment to savour your food and enjoy it, you’ll realise how full you actually are. This also includes, when having a buffet or big meal, have smaller portions. Taking it slowly with smaller portions means, you can always go back for more, but you’re no challenging yourself to a huge plate of food.
Probably the meal that doesn’t change at Christmas time, not for me at least. So maybe if you’re going to make any part healthy, make it your breakfast. Something like avocado toast with poached eggs or an omelette or some porridge, which will fill you with lots of good stuff to fuel you ready for a day of festivities!
A bit of an alternative Blogmas post, so I hope you liked it and found it interesting! Although I am not pushing anyone to diet this Christmas, some do like to feel less guilty and these are some great ways to do it!
Until next time,