Believe it or not, it happens to all of us. You’re not the only one, therefore don’t discourage yourself! The holidays are great for spending quality time with your family and friends, having long talks over a glass of wine or a pint of beer and indulging in those sweet and savory dishes… mmm! But what’s the cost? Increased cholesterol, high blood sugar, not to mention weight gain!
Alas, keep reading and you will find some suggestions and tips on how to regain your weight and win the battle against those “sometimes” devastating effects of the Easter feast.
- Keep hydrated
But don’t just drink plain water, squeeze in some fresh lemon juice! It’s been commonly known that people often mistake thirst for hunger, however it’s good to acknowledge the importance of staying hydrated and drinking up to eight glasses of water a day. Whether it’s filtered tap water, spring water, Seltzer water or mineral water, it doesn’t matter as much if you do manage to drink enough. The added lemon juice brings a bit of vitamin C and antioxidants, alkalizes the body and burns fat.
- Make weekly goals
This is a key factor to reshaping yourself. By making weekly goals and resolutions, you stay in tune with yourself and alert in the event of any changes. Goals can help you attain a certain wish by making small steps every day, whilst keeping track of them.
- Out with the junk food
In other words, make healthier choices. In order to maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit, you should have a balanced diet, rich in minerals, vitamins and nutrients. Fresh, unprocessed foods, lacking preservatives or any additives are ideal over the food items which fall in the category of junk food.
Junk food is highly addictive and sometimes, only by serving one item, you can exceed your daily calorie intake. It’s best to avoid it entirely, as its ingredients are very artificial and harmful!
- Take longer walks
It counts as an exercise. A pedometer can equally help, for monitoring your progress and keeping track of your goals. Exercise is essential for great health and optimum fitness. Having regular walks or doing a slow paced jog in the morning can do wonders, shedding off years and contributing to an overall feeling of wellbeing!
- Please, no soda!
It has terrible effects on both your skin and body. The excess sugar makes your skin oily, being responsible for acne and pimples. They raise blood sugar and steadily aid weight gain. If you’re thirsty, it’s best to keep hydrated by drinking water or by making a detox water for body cleansing. If you’re having a sweet tooth, ideally you can have a small square of dark chocolate or a portion of fruit.
- Stay positive
Last, but not least: stay positive! Low self-esteem and depression cause binge eating and weight gain. Have reasonable expectations, consult family and friends, as well as specialists and nutrition doctors. Sometimes it’s best to have the opinion of another! Remember, it’s better to take a small step everyday than doing nothing. You’ll feel the change in no time!