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5 Nutritionist-Backed Ways To Bounce Back After The Festive Season – Femina

Posted: January 3, 2021 at 3:54 pm

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Nutritionist Sheryl Salis offers five simple steps to help you get back on track after the overeating of the festive season

The festive season is one of the most cherished times of the year, especially with the delicious food that completes every tradition. From the Diwali mithai to the Christmas desserts, weve waved our calorie counts goodbye and enjoyed the season to the fullest. While its not bad to indulge in festive treats, it is also important to gather ourselves back and continue our fitness journey, especially during such a time when health and hygiene are our top priority. After a year that has made us truly reflect on our healthy lifestyles and dietary charts, it is of utmost importance that we bounce back after the festive break.

Lets look at a few simple steps we can follow to get back on track after the overeating in the festive season:

While all our festivities boast of sweets and desserts we just cant get enough of, it is now equally important to consider your sugar intake and look for a healthier alternative in your meals. Honey is one of the go-to healthier alternatives that also helps in boosting immunity. It is also a rich source of antioxidants that aids in controlling our blood pressure levels.

While some of us are finding it difficult to find 100% pure honey, we should always check for the NMR tested label; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance technology is a global top-in-class standard testing process in German labs to certify natural honey which is 100% pure.

Make kadhas with a drizzle of honey to cleanse your stomach post all the festive binge eating.

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2. Go Green With Coffee

Yes! As much as we loved those hot chocolate shakes in the winter season, we need to focus on healthier alternatives when it comes to getting our fitness journey back on track. While coffee has always been our saving hot cuppa in the mornings, the winter season is also synonymous with viral infections, which means we need to consider boosting our immunity system. Green coffee is one of the best and healthier alternatives and should definitely be an important part of our daily routines. Unlike regular coffee, green coffee is not roasted, and hence has three times more antioxidants, which are otherwise lost in the roasting process. Green coffee acts as a strong factor in regulating our metabolism levels to help us get the best results with our healthy diets. It also contains 50% chlorogenic acid - the powerful antioxidant that levels up our fitness game.

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3. Get Back In The Game

While we concentrate on food habits, there is also no better way to speed up the health journey than by getting some physical exercise. From walking on your terrace to jogging in safe public parks, walks can all prove to be of good value. Spending more time in the gym, taking up online zumba sessions, or just some old-school surya-namaskars will also be of utmost importance to support our diet and get the best results. While we have all learnt the power of going digital, we can surely get hooked onto online exercise routines using home equipment to safely pursue our fitness goals and stay true to our new year resolutions.

While weve all gobbled up fried food and enjoyed it during the festive season, it is now essential to pay attention to the kind of oil we use to keep those immunity levels high. Virgin coconut oil contains 60% MCTs, which help in easy digestion and boost the immune system, hence must be included in moderation in the diet.

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5. Adopt a Healthy Hobby

As we all continue to work from home in the initial stages of this new year, our routines have become lethargic. Invest your me-time in a healthy hobby that can help you stay centred and focused on your fitness journey. Many of us have already become acquainted with online yoga sessions to boost our mental balance and let go of work-from-home stress. We can also explore fluid painting workshops, online dance classes, knitting tutorials or even music therapy. Meditation and concentration exercises in the early morning also prove to be a really good routine and help us start the day on a really positive note. These hobbies can help us reroute our stress and keep us both calm and mentally healthy as we abide by the new normal.

As we turn ourselves into the new year with good vibes and hopes of a better year ahead, take some baby steps with these simple tips to get back into the health game and up your fitness regimen to enjoy a healthier new year.

Also see: A super simple Manipuri thukpa with walnuts

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