If you find yourself on a holiday binge then don’t beat yourself up, you’re in good company! It has been purported that the average holiday weight gain is anywhere from 5-7 pounds. (Approx. 2.5 kilograms)
Here are some easy tips for recovering from holiday over-indulgence:
#1: Let go of an “all or nothing” mentality. Often, it’s this “all or nothing” attitude that leads to a further binges and more weight gain. Remember one meal does not make or break your diet, nor does one day. So accept you indulged, let it go, and start fresh at your next meal.
#2: Try yoga for your digestion and bloat. There are many people who claim that various yoga poses will benefit your digestion after a dietary transgression. So put those stretchy pants to use with a nice after dinner series of stretching and yoga.
#3: Take a walk. Instead of wallowing in your bloat, get up and move. Grab the family and head out for some fresh air and movement. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy, not even brisk, just walk, move, and breathe.
#4. Have a drink. And not the alcoholic kind… there are many soothing herbal teas that can aide digestion and bloat. Also, many people swear by sipping on a “tea” made from lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar, and honey. And there nothing like drinking pure water for a nice feeling of a system flush.
Have fun and enjoy your indulgences!
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