It’s that time of year again. Whilst there’s often no avoiding the festivities and the less than ideal food and booze that goes along with it, we have put together a list of survival tips to help you navigate the Christmas period with the least derailment
It’s that time of year again and despite the very best of intentions it’s hard not to fall off the proverbial wagon. Whilst there’s often no avoiding the festivities and the less than ideal food and booze that goes along with it, we have put together a list of survival tips to help you navigate the Christmas period with the least derailment.
Fit in Exercise when you can
Fit in your exercise whenever you can. Try and get it knocked over in the mornings so that you don’t need to worry about it post work before a party.
TABATA is super short bursts of intense training that is perfect if you only have 10-15 minutes to fit something in and you want bang for your buck.
Take a Walk
Feeling a little dusty and don’t have it in you for anything intense? Take a walk, get some vitamin D and get that blood flowing.
Prepare for a Big Night
Try taking some supplements like milk thistle or activated charcoal prior to drinking to help the detoxification process (Check with your healthcare practitioner to make sure this is right for you) or dose up on brassica veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage) which contain enzymes to support liver detox.
Soak away your Hangover
After a big night speed up the recovery process with an Epsom salt bath. The magnesium helps the detox process and assists relaxation so that our bodies can start to self-heal & repair.
Steam away your Hangover
Another trick to try next time you are hungover an infrared sauna with lots of water & coconut water to replace the electrolytes. IR saunas are a fantastic way to deeply detox your body fast.
Look after your Gut Health
Incorporate some fermented foods into your diet. Alcohol & processed foods feed all the bad bacteria in our gut and can trash our gut lining. Fermented foods like kraut, kombucha, coconut yoghurt & kefir can help to support your gut health.
Nourish your body with Vegetables
Try and make the meals when you are not at an event as nutrient dense as possible. Add in an extra serve of veggies or a green smoothie to make sure you are nourished well before you are tempted with less than ideal party food options.
BYO a Healthy Plate to your next Christmas Event
Going to an event? Take a plate! Take something to share that you’d be happy to eat and that is a healthier option. Check out the ebook "Crap Free Christmas" for some great ideas, like healthy rum balls, paleo Christmas cake & some clean dips.
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