A person's diet and exercise routine may suffer from holiday feasting. While it's true that one indulgent meal won't undo all your hard work, it is still helpful to be prepared with strategies to prevent going overboard on holiday treats. When the holidays are in full swing, it may be challenging to stick to a healthy diet or even just maintain the weight you're at. This is why a lot of individuals start eating healthier again after Thanksgiving.
The good news is that specialists believe you won't feel any negative consequences from your mega-meal, regardless of how many calories it has. Despite this, there are measures you may take to safeguard your health and ease of mind on Thanksgiving. Below are things that can help you return to your healthy track after Thanksgiving.
1. Hydrate thoroughly.
A constant water intake will help you stay hydrated and flush out toxins you may have ingested throughout the Thanksgiving feast. It has been said that a nice, long soak in the tub will help the body get rid of the toxins and extra calories it has accumulated from Thanksgiving dinner. Ideally, you should drink 2 to 2.5 liters of water per day, equivalent to 8 glasses.
2. Vegetables and fruits should comprise a large portion of your diet.
Try reducing carb intake rather than eliminating it to keep energy and hunger in check. Asparagus, cabbage, spinach, and mushrooms are just some of the non-starchy veggies that Health.com recommends preparing. Fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients and fiber to help you feel full and satisfied. Aim for 1/3 to 1/2 cups of total carbohydrates, including grains and vegetables with a starchy base (sweet potatoes, chickpeas, lentils, etc.).
3. Avoid eating ready-made meals.
The calories and nutritional value of processed foods are often low. If you try to stick to your diet, you should avoid them altogether.
4. Take some action.
Exercising is an excellent means of losing weight. Improve your metabolic rate with a brisk walk, jog, or bike ride. Reducing stress and anxiety and improving mood are all possible benefits of exercise. Maintaining a healthy diet is another benefit. There are several options for physical activity if you don't have time to go to the gym. Get some exercise by strolling about the neighborhood, avoiding the elevator in favor of the stairs, or doing basic movements in the comfort of your home.