How to Properly Ring in the New Year Guilt-Free

If you’re anything like me, the New Year sometimes means parties, outings, or a simple gathering with friends/family.  One sure thing is that there will either be tons of alcohol, food, or BOTH.  Simplify your ‘next day guilt blues’ with these tricks!

  • Hydrate: 
    • Drink your body weight (pounds) in ounces or get super close – for example, if you weigh 100#, try to drink 100 ounces
    • Drink a full glass of water (8 ounces) before meals/snacks to help fill up and prevent hydration pangs from being misled as ‘hunger’
    • Avoid highly carbonated beverages early in the day to prevent bloating, fatigues, and headaches
    • Chase alcoholic beverages with water – for example, for each glass of alcohol, try to drink a glass of water
  • Fuel up properly:
    • Eat your meals as routinely as possible to help prevent excessive grazes or binges at the food table
    • Protein and healthy fat sources aid in satiety, warmth, and recovery thus pick wisely
      • Lean proteins: beef, lamb, eggs, chicken, and turkey
        • TIP – If you are easily tired, lay off the turkey since it’s a tryptophan carrier
      • Healthy fats: olive oil, avocado, coconut oil, canola oil, nuts, and seeds
  • Outfits:  Dress for success but keep your extremities warm (hands, feet, and head)

 

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Make 2016 a prosperous and healthy year… In other words, keep checking my site for more tips!

 

xxx – Sarah

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