Updated: Jan 2
Did you overeat during Christmas time? This is often the case, so do not worry. This time of the year we prepare more food than usually and most of us definitely eat more than our body needs.
So, what to do after this overeating? How should we get back to our normal habits and lose the extra kilos we possibly gained?
Here are my most valuable tips for the after-Holiday season:
Implement fasting - your night fast should be 12 hours every day, this is the minimum. You can extend it to 14-16 hours or even longer. My own experience is that this so called intermittent fasting helps a lot in regulating the metabolism.
Eat 1-3 meals a day. DO NOT snack!
Eat enough of the right food, so your body feels satiated and you won’t have cravings, you won’t be hungry so you won’t overeat.
Drink when you are thirsty and drink water! If you had too much alcohol in the last month, just avoid it completely for a few weeks.
Cut out all sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed foods. Eat REAL, whole foods, like meat, fish, eggs and local, seasonal vegetables! Avoid the combination of fat and carbohydrates - this combo is the perfect thing to eat if you want to gain weight and body fat.
Move! Walk and go back to your normal exercise routine. Exercise is good for you, but remember, you cannot outrun your bad eating habits.
Sleep enough, according to your needs. Go to bed before 10.30-11 pm.