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.
Here are some easy tips for recovering from holiday overindulgence:
#1: Let go of an “all or nothing” mentality. Often, it’s this attitude that leads to a further binge and more weight gain. Remember, one meal does not make or break your diet, nor does one day. So let it go, and start fresh at your next meal.
#3. 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's nothing like drinking pure water for a system flush.
#4: 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.
Have fun, and enjoy your indulgences from time to time!
What would you add to the list?
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