If you are following a healthy routine to stay fit and healthy throughout the year, then it’s a concern during festive seasons.
During the festive season, there are many parties with friends. We go out and enjoy varieties of food that are not healthy, but as it is festival season, we also try it.
If you are thinking about staying lean and healthy throughout the festival and don’t want that season to affect your health. Then you are on the right way to fitness and health. Whatever may be the day we should always be prepared to handle any situation.
If you wish to stay fit and healthy and don’t want the ill-effect of the festival to reflect then, you must adopt few steps that will help you to enjoy the festival to the fullest.
1. Prepare Shopping List
During any festive season especially Christmas season, we plan to shop gift, chocolate, cakes, and much more.
But while going to the shopping, we make a big mistake we don’t plan what we want.
And after we enter the mall there are varieties of choices available. So we shop unwanted things that we don’t need.
What Can you do?
The best way to avoid this you should make a list that you need. So while you are going for the shopping, you can avoid making the wrong choice.
Also, you should fill your kitchen with healthy and nutritious food like fruits, vegetables, cereals, nuts, poultry, dairy products, grain, and fishes.
These foods should be at top priority in your shopping. If you plan right, you will take your first step to health.
2. How To Shop
If you made the list, then it’s time to go for shopping. If you are planning to book a cab, then you should avoid it.
If your market is near to your home, then you should try walking. If you do this, you will burn more calorie which will help you to maintain a healthy weight.
Shopping for 50-60 minute will give you time to walk, and you will be motivated.
Make a healthy choice.
3. Get Your Sleep
So one of the most important part of our life and festival season!
Every day we work hard day and night in office. When there is the festive season, we get time to relax fully. So when we get festive time we should take full benefit of these days.
If you are planning you enjoy your festival make sure you complete your 8-hour quality sleep. Your energy level will be higher throughout the season, and also, you will get charged for upcoming working days.
Sleeping a quality deep sleep has much more benefits. It will improve metabolism to burn a calorie. Also, when we complete our sleep we can make the right choice of foods, and it will also prevent food craving.
In a study, it was found that people who slept long hours in the festival season after missing their sleep had lowered the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. And there is much more benefit of sleeping. So enjoy it.
So most important is to take rest and complete your sleep.
4. Don’t Miss Your Nutrient Rich Meals
To stay healthy and to maintain a healthy weight we need a nutrient dense meal, not calorie dense. So I recommended you to buy nutrient-rich food. If you have filled your kitchen with healthy food, then it’s time to eat.
So plan a right meal for yourself. If you are planning it, then you need a healthy breakfast which should contain high fiber, protein, fat, vitamin and mineral foods. So you should include fruits, vegetables, nuts, cereals and whole grains.
If you eat it in the right proportion, you will be able to make the right choice of food and prevent over-eating unhealthy foods.
Also, you should never skip any meal. If you skip your meal, then you will increase the risk of sugar craving. So enjoy every meal.
5. Enjoy What You Eat
Enjoy what you eat! It is seen that during the festive season we eat excess food than we require due to its pleasant taste. But it is not a right way to eat.
If you love it, then eat it slowly and chew it properly. If you chew it slowly, then you will keep your food portion control and prevent overeating.
The main motto behind eating dishes in the festival should be enjoying it and not over-eating. If you maintain this motto in mind, then you will be able to maintain a healthy weight and also health.
6. Limit Your Alcohol
During the festive season, everyone wants to enjoy drinks. And when you go to the party you might not miss the drink. Is it safe to health? If you still think that “Can I drink alcohol?”
Drinking alcohol is harmful if you drink more than 1-2 glass. Alcohol contains dense calorie which is responsible for weight gain. But if you follow a healthy diet then you are free to try at least 1-2 glass alcohol on the day of the party.
Don’t overdose yourself with alcohol drink. It’s sometime you can’t say no to it due to friend wish but trying it in limit will be beneficial for you.
7. Drink Water
Drink water to keep yourself hydrated. There are many benefits if you drink water. Drinking water, boost metabolism which helps to burn more calorie without any extra effort. You might be busy all day preparing for the Christmas, but you should not miss the water.
Water will not only boost metabolism to keep your healthy weight, but it will help to flush out the toxic waste out of the body to keep you ready for the main day.
Drinking water improves skin health which is an important part when you are preparing for the party day. Its benefits are not limited, but you should drink 3-4 liters according to your need to see the effect. If you keep yourself hydrated for a week then you will see the best result you will enjoy.
8. Deeply Detoxify
After the party, you need an excellent detoxification diet to clear the waste that is produced due to unhealthy eating. During the party, you have consumed more unhealthy food, or you might have reached a more 5-6 glass of alcohol or more. If you have done this then, you should try detoxification diet and other drinks.
You should eat salads rich in green leafy vegetables like cucumber, onion, cabbage or you can include other vegetables you like. To deep detoxification, you should drink Beetroot and Spinach juice with lemon. It is the best way to flush out toxin as they are rich in antioxidants and fiber.
9. Get Rid Of Excess Calorie
You might be thinking that were is exercise schedule. As I, stated earlier you should go shopping by walking. It will help to burn a calorie. Also, you should enjoy group exercise like walking or cycling with family.
You can try body weight exercises like squat and pushups. 15-20 minute exercise will burn an excess calorie. Also, you should try meditation daily. If you try meditation, then you will simply feel relaxed during the celebration. A peaceful mind is better prepared to enjoy any festival fully.
10.Promise Yourself For Healthier You
Promise for a healthier you. You might be thinking what is it? If I am not wrong, you might be thinking about New Year. Yes! It is also in my mind. Christmas is not only the festival that we will celebrate. Then after the end of it, there comes a New Year. Both the day has its importance in our life, but preparation is the same.
Before it ends we should set a goal that will focus your health which you can accomplish. So set an achievable goal and enjoy the New Year.
If you are reading it on Christmas then Merry Christmas to You And Your Family.
If you are reading it on or after New Year, then Best wish for your new life. Enjoy the life positively.
There might be many ups and down in last year but remember one thing that it was the life that was preparing you to fight tough situation.
So enjoy the upcoming year by making a better choice of health and prosperity.