Hello, Lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I feel like we’ve reached the point in December where we don’t know what day it is or what we should be doing. I keep staring at the Christmas chocolate feeling half guilty, but at the same time, I’m cramming it in my face just so it’s gone and I can start over in January. I’ve eaten double my body weight anyway, so what difference is it going to make?
Because we’re all feeling fat and sluggish, I thought I’d give you a few tips to get out of this hole and to contribute to making you feel healthier for the new year. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I hate the gym with a passion, so trust me, if they’re Hope friendly, then they’re friendly for you too.
Start drinking water and flush that system out. Okay, so water can be kinda boring sometimes, and it’s easy to pick up that can of coke and get sipping but in the long run, you just feel even more bloated. 2 litres of water a day is sufficient to get rid of all of the toxins, and it helps you to lose water weight as we surprisingly gain water weight over the festive period. If you can’t stand water then try to add cucumbers, raspberries and strawberries, this will make your H2O not as tasteless!
Green veggies = good stuff. Lettuce, peas and broccoli are full of vitamins and low in calories which means you can pretty much eat as much as you want and you’ll easily be full. If you find these boring alone, then add a few herbs and spice up your dish.
You always hear your parents rave on about how good fruit is for you, and personally, I don’t eat enough. I’ve noticed that with girls especially, they tend to fill their faces with all of these delicious rainbow filled bowls but don’t realise that fruits are full of sugars. Okay, so the sugars are natural, but they’re prone to rotting teeth because of the citric acid. Fruit is actually nutritionally reluctant due to not having all the vitamins we need to survive.
Get active. Yes, I even want to cry while typing those two awful words. The only way to lose that excess weight or to feel better about yourself is to get up off the sofa and get outside. Whether it’s cardio, weight training or simply walking around instead of driving, it’s better than being a couch potato.
Apps can be extremely helpful when it comes to fitness, and one, in particular, is MyFitnessPal which is free and helps you track your calorie intake and also calculates how many calories you need to consume to lose weight. It’s your own fitness journal and the fact that you can scan barcodes of food products makes it perfect as it informs you of everything you need to know.
So continue to stuff your face with that Christmas chocolate and truly savour it before kicking 2017’s butt.