The festive time is just around the corner and many of us let go of our healthy lifestyle and succumb to the sweet treats of the holiday season.
However, a report by the Daily Mail reveals now is the time to get on top of your health and fitness regime in earnest to avoid putting on weight over the Christmas period.
Here are 10 tips to get to a healthy you and to keep away those extra pounds.
1. Make a routine exercise plan
It is vital that you regularly exercise daily even when the cool weather may make you want to stay in. Work out when in the day you can squeeze in a workout and stick to that time each day.
Take a class for yoga or pilates is a great way to make sure you get your daily workout. If classes aren't your thing, you can go for a gentle jog. If you don't want to leave your home, there are plenty of free exercise videos on YouTube that you can do.
2. Pay attention to your meals
Avoid takeout for the week before the festivities kick off and try and cook from scratch.
3. Stock up on the right stuff
With work and plans, it can make it difficult to head out for groceries everyday. So stick up on all the right and healthy foods. Also keep in mind to get things you can whip a meal together quickly for when you don't have the time.
4. Don't drink too much coffee
Christmas-themed lattes are alluring and enticing in their pretty festive cups. But beware, each drink contains about 350 calories. Opt for a regular coffee, tea or herbal tea instead.
5. Avoid desserts
Desserts now may prevent you from reaching your fitness goal. Avoiding them now will make it easier not to have too many during the holiday season.
6. Avoid alcohol 4 days a week
Alcohol can be toxic for your body and your liver. Stay clear of drinking that could wreak havoc on your health just before all the parties.
7. Lose those last few pounds
You've been working hard to lose weight for the festive season and you down to those last few pesky pounds. Develop good eating habits and plan a nutritious diet.
8. Giver your immune health a boost
Your immune system will be under pressure to defend you against falling sick with you busy schedule. It requires vitamins and minerals. Consume foods high in antioxidants.
9. Gut bacteria for a healthy you
Healthy gut and our health depend on getting the right amount of good bacteria. So eat foods high in fibre.
Sleep plays a huge role in weight gain, so ensure you get atleast seven hours of sleep. Sleep helps your body repair efficiently and boosts its resilience.