Steps To Recover from Christmas Overindulgence
Once again we have reached that time of year when many of us will either eat too much or drink too much or, in all likelihood, both. Overindulgence is as much a part of the festivities as exchanging presents and many of us are all too familiar with the consequences of this excess!
Often you feel bloated and sluggish, but it’s no reason to beat yourself up and continue the overindulgence. The problem with the holiday season is that it’s never just the one Christmas dinner, but there are the leftovers to contend with. We often get clients coming to us after Christmas with gut problems, chronic pain and high levels of stress all of which can be treated with a Kinesiology treatment but to help yourself and empower your own health before and after Christmas their are steps you can take.
Things that will help you recover:
1.Digestive enzymes help speed up the breakdown and absorption of macronutrients. DigestEeze (Milk Thistle) is one of the most important supplements for recovery with its ability to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over-indulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach.
2.Fluids will help flush your system and keep you hydrated. Drinking extra water facilitates a more rapid removal of this waste.
3. Ginger has high levels of gingerol, which gives it a natural spicy flavor and acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body. It also has potent anti-nausea properties and can ease stomach cramping.
4. Keeping the bowels moving effectively is an essential part of a healthy recovery and therefore the use of high fibre foods such as pulses, quinoa and brown rice can help the process
5. A good multi-vitamin and mineral is essential for the removal of toxins whereas an antioxidant rich formulation provides the added benefit of helping to neutralise free radicals. Chlorophyll rich green foods such as Spirulina and Wheat Grass also offer great benefit to those looking to cleanse their system.
6. Go for a walk. This can aid digestion and possibly help decrease the fat your body stores. One study showed that when subjects took a light walk after a high-fat meal, they decreased their post-meal triglyceride concentration (the type of fat your body stores to use for energy) by around 70 percent compared to the non-walking group.
7. Use turmeric, it is a member of the ginger family that contains the active ingredient curcumin, which is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
8. Get sleep – December can be such a busy month running around shopping and Christmas parties and preparing food but try to get to bed at a decent time and if you have some time of work use that time to catch up on sleep and rest your body.Get leftovers out of sight>.
9. Get leftovers out of sight. Whether you encourage guests to take leftovers with them, or stick them in containers to store in your freezer, moving extra food out of sight and out of mind will help you return to your normal healthy eating routine over the next few days
I hope you find these tips helpful and that you enjoy a wonderful Christmas break!
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