If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to be a status quo… The status quo of getting colds, flu’s and gaining weight during the winter/holiday season.
Here are some of the things we do and recommend all of our clients to follow to ensure a thriving holiday season without gaining weight or letting sickness keep you down.
Drink Your Nutrients:
During the winter months we tend to lack nutrients because we aren’t eating as many fresh fruits and veggies, we’re not spending as much time in the sun soaking up vitamin C. The best method I’ve found to keep up on my nutrients intake is to drink Organifi Gold or Organifi Green Juice. Both of these taste delicious and have amazing health benefits!
Organifi Gold contains medicinal herbs, helping you fight those winter colds and fend off the flu and it will help you get the deep sleep your body needs.
Eating Garlic and Vitamin C:
As we see less and less of the sun and travel more over the winter holiday season we become more susceptible to things like a common cold as well as more severe illnesses.
In these months it’s crucial to arm our bodies with the best defense. Vitamin C is one of the best supplements to take as it helps keep your energy levels up and assists in fighting illness. Garlic is another amazing booster to include in your winter supplements.
Garlic has antibiotic properties and helps flush toxins out of your digestive system. However, garlic is best to ingest in a raw state when using it as a dietary supplement. Many health or supplement stores will carry it in a capsule form or you can add a fresh clove to your morning routine.
Sleep at least 7-8 hours:
Over the holidays and much of winter, it can be difficult to stick with your nighttime routine. During sleep, our bodies form antibodies that help boost our immune system.
It is very important to pay attention to our sleep habits and see that we are still getting 7-8 hours of sleep. Keep your room cool and dark so that you can get the deep sleep you need for your body to restore and reset every night.
Don’t Overeat or Over drink:
When you’re favorite foods are arranged on the table in front of you it’s easy for your eye to be bigger than your stomach. So many occasions arise to drink with friends and family, from festive visits to local tasting rooms to New Year’s Eve Parties, it’s good to keep in mind that over drinking will not only be affecting you the day after but it will also affect your body for longer amounts of time.
A good rule of thumb is: everything in moderation. Enforce an “intuitive” relationship and habit with your food and drink, listen to your body, register when you start to feel full and stop eating, know when the cutoff point is on your drinks. Most of the time, a craving with be satisfied with just 3 bites.
Over the hustle and bustle of this season you might put off workouts to sleep in, squeeze in some work, spend time with friends and family. While all of these things can be priorities, your body should also be important to you. I’m not suggesting spending an hour at the gym.
I’m suggesting a HITT workout, a minimum amount of time exerting high energy, gaining and maintaining your results. You can head outside and do a quick 20-30 minute workout, or even something like 15 intervals of burst sprints around the block, resting for 30 seconds in between each.