The foods that we eat during special days such as holidays, New Year’s Eve, birthdays and holidays, which contain many kinds of preservatives, acidity regulators, artificial flavorings, because they are rich in carbohydrates, sugar, fatty and packed, not only harm our health, but also causes weight gain. At such times, it is possible for you to feel so low that you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning after you eat, and that you feel so inactive and even depressed. But the solution is not to blame ourselves for what we ate and to make your life miserable.
Believe that the number of steps we need to follow in order to return to our routine and get rid of the weight we gained during this period does not exceed the fingers of one hand. Let’s take a look at how to replenish your energy in just 5 steps, how to get rid of the excess and more importantly, how to return to your health.
Step 1: Don’t blame yourself.
You made your leaks, you ate carbohydrate source sweets, bon Appetit. All this is over. Now is the time to return to a healthy routine, to eat well, to get your life in order, and to adapt to an energetic life again. Complaining, grumbling, saying “Oh, I wish I hadn’t eaten”, won’t do you any good, on the contrary, it will stress your body and cause your metabolism to fail to fulfill its duties. So instead of regretting, prepare yourself a cup of green tea and continue your healthy routine from where you left off.
Step 2: Take care to drink plenty of water.
Drinking water is the best way to get rid of toxins and edema accumulated in our body and to speed up metabolism. 85% of our brain, 80% of our blood and 70% of our muscles are made up of water, and meeting this water requirement is essential for the functioning of our vital organs. The regulation of bowel movements and the regeneration of our cells are also possible with water. Therefore, drinking at least 10 glasses of water a day, the first one right after waking up in the morning, will be the second step of healthy eating and returning to life.
Step 3: Back your healthy diet.
We ate lots of carbohydrates and the body was starved for greens, healthy protein. If you can consume 1 or 2 eggs and dairy products, start the day with a slice of whole grain or buckwheat bread, accompanied by 1 slice of goat cheese or sprouted legumes, a salad drizzled with olive oil and organic pomegranate syrup; consuming plenty of salad, a kind of olive oil meal and a small grilled chicken, fish, gluten-free meatballs, grilled lamb for lunch and dinner will help you get rid of all the excess.
Step 4: Keep exercising or incorporate a sport into your life if you haven’t done it before.
Exercise is one of the most important weapons of accelerating your metabolism, preventing or controlling metabolic diseases, and coping with cardiovascular disorders. It creates a detox effect in the body by helping us get rid of our toxins. It’s as easy as getting rid of the excess carbohydrates and fat we get during the holiday, as easy as making a lively song and dancing to speed up the heartbeat. Thus, we feel fit and open the health doors again.
5. Don’t stay at home.
The weather promises fine, even if it rains in between, these are the temperatures to go outside and spend time with friends without saying “puff or cold”. Having the mentality of “I don’t have the right to go out and hang out with my friends after what I ate on vacation” will only affect your stress management negatively and spoil your taste and therefore make you eat more. Studies show that living in isolation, away from people, increases the risk of viral infections and inflammation in the body. It also causes emotional hunger to turn to snacks and to get away from the feeling of fullness. So immediately pick up the phone, call your friends and set up a meeting. As long as you evaluate healthy eating options in the places you go, being with friends will help you say goodbye to all the excesses you get during the holiday.
You can start to apply these five steps, which are very easy and enjoyable to apply, not only after holidays or special days, but whenever you think you have eaten too much and start to make decisions. Of course, none of us are perfect; although we think that we have taken control of issues such as healthy eating, exercise, sleep, and stress management, sometimes we can go astray. The important thing is not to give up. Come on, let alone mourn the fugitives you made, turn on your favorite song and start dancing. As long as you include other steps in your life, there is no emotional or physical weight that you cannot take.
Get started and you’ll see how easy it is to re-adjust to healthy living.