Monday, December 26, 2011
5 Tips to recover from a Christmas Coma
It all started with the Nettle's Sausage and French Toast I made for my family on Christmas Eve morning. It was fantastic! Since we've been married, my husband and I have celebrated a psuedo-Christmas morning with our blended family. Our youngest daughter Rachel, the twins and their babies either spend the night or come over in the wee early hours of the morning on Christmas Eve and we pretend its Christmas day. It gives us the opportunity to share in the magic of Christmas morning and not deprive them of having their own Christmas morning traditions at home.
At our house, I want that breakfast to be something remembered and my family loves my french toast. For Christmas, it comes with extra powdered sugar and Pampered Chef Sweet Cinnamon Sprinkles! Oh its delightful and it warms my heart for the kiddies to come back for seconds!
That was just the beginning of my poor nutritional choices, complete with homemade M&M cookies, homemade cinnamon rolls, a full southern Christmas lunch and movie theater popcorn! Needless to say, I went to bed last night feeling rather miserable, with a headache and bloated belly.
This morning I slept in and woke up with recovery in mind. I've shared these tips for Halloween and Thanksgiving and they are my go-to holiday recovery!
These five easy steps will get you back on target in no time:
1. Remove - If you have high-carb, sugary, fatty leftovers in the fridge, remove them immediately. Either freeze them or trash them now. (I think I ate everything here, so no need for me to worry about this one;))
2. Re-hydrate - Flush out the excess acid, fats, etc. Drink extra water over the next few days to replenish lost fluids and to aid in digestion. Focus on drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces. For example if you weigh 150 pounds, drink at least 75 ounces of water each day. We also recommend SPN Rehydration to re-hydrate. It's an all natural sports drink with very little sugar and only 40 calories. (I've got my 20 oz. water bottle loaded and ready. If you have one with a straw, you'll drink even more water without realizing it).
3. Refuel - If you're diet over the last few days has been typical of most Christmas indulgences, your digestive system has been in overdrive! Focus on getting as many raw fruits and veggies as possible this week. Remember, sugar weakens the immune system so the more fruits and veggies you can get over the next few days, the better. An easy and convenient way to get a balanced meal with added nutrients from nutritious veggies is with a meal enhancement shake and super green supplement. A shake like the Body FX from FirstFitness Nutrition gives you the vitamins and minerals of a complete meal and is easily digested to get you back on the right track super fast. Adding the Vital Green adds important antioxidants to strengthen the immune system and help fend off winter colds. (Made my yummy shake in my new Magic Bullet that I got for Christmas from my sweet hubby!)
4. Recommit - Often times guilt follows our over-indulgence and that's understandable. However, it does not move us forward, it only ties us to our mistakes. Get over it, move on and recommit to your healthy eating habits starting today! Get out and take a walk, get back in the gym. It'll give you more energy to get geared up for the New Year!
5. Rest - Drink a full glass of water before bed, take your vitamins, have a cup of tea and relax. Rejuvenate your body with at least 7 hours of sleep each night. (Fortunately, I'm off today and have vowed not to get out of my PJs!)
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