How to survive the Silly Season

Dos......
1) Do ask yourself when at a function...what's more important, having the extra glass of wine/sweet treat or that dream goal of yours ?

2) Do keep mindful of food and drink intake and try to keep a food diary. Don't worry if a few extras are coming in here and there, at least you are aware of it and can make you lead the right decisions of how to combat it with extra exercise or being careful the next day.

3) Do keep up your exercise or infact increase the length or intensity. Especially if you are splashing out on a few extras

4) Do eat before you go to functions so that you are not starving and want to demolish everything in sight, healthy or not. 

5) Do start with a glass of water at a function rather than a wine/ beer, you will be suprised how much less you drink. As normally the first wine goes down pretty fast and then its on to the next.

6) Do lower your starchy carbohydrate intake if you want to help get the body looking toned, keep to 1-2 serves max per day. Carbs include oats, pasta (GF too), crackers, lentils, kumara, potato, rice, pumpkin, bread

7) Do avoid processed sugar/flours as much as possible, PLEASE AVOID COMMERCIAL BAKED GOODS! Basically anything from a supermarket, like sweet mince pies, shortbread, sponge cake/ cakes, biscuits or anything else Christmas themed. Most of them not only have sugar and white flour but also hydrogenated vegetable oil which is Transfats and not good for you or your kids at all! If you are going to eat anything like that, stick to home baked.
 
8) Do fill up on lots of vegetables and salad, the more vitamins and minerals you are getting, the better you will feel. Not only from a lighter perspective but for example our leafy green vegetables and nuts and seeds contain magnesium and B vitamins. These activate enzymes that control digestion, absorption, and the utilization of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Lack of these necessary energy nutrients causes improper utilization of food, leading to bloating, insulin resistance (body can't utlize carbs properly and therefore is stored as fat), deficiencies which can cause anxiety and fatigue. 

9) Do make time and effort to make your lunches, otherwise bought lunches not only start to cost a lot more but can be very rich and end up blowing out your healthy efforts for weightloss. 

10) DO MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF. DO THINK OF YOUR GOALS. AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF, HOW YOU LOOK AND FEEL, THIS WILL RADIATE TO EVERYONE ELSE AT THE OFFICE OR HOME. Sometimes you need to be a little selfish for everyone's sake :) 

Go Top