HOW TO GET RID OF THE GREAT HOLIDAY OVEREATING?
After the tasty rich dishes which are so typical for the holiday season, we all need to cleanse our bodies more than ever. The easiest way to get back to a healthier diet and lifestyle is to follow the next few tips.
Don’t skip the breakfast!
Skipping the breakfast turns on the “hungry” mode and the metabolism slows down in order to save energy. It is important to consume foods with slower bsorption and maintain the feeling of repletion for a longer period of time. Try, for instance, a protein shake, fruit, oat grits and a tea spoon of fish oil.
A sip of coffee
The morning sip of coffee, unsweetened of course, may speed up the metabolism by 16%. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system by increasing the heart rate and speeding up the breathing. Of course, one should consume caffeine with caution and care.
Turn off the monitor
Instead of getting your snack in front of the PC monitor, get up and take a walk to a place where you may eat your food in peace and quiet. According to a recent study, people who eat their lunch at their desks consume twice as many calories than the people who are not distracted by work while they eat.
A little bit of movement
No matter what type of sports you prefer, the best advice you can follow is to increase the number of training sessions as well as their intensity until you are in shape again. And here is another trick you may want to take advantage of – use the stairs instead of the elevator or the escalator, or you may get off the bus on the previous bus stop in order to take a walk to your final destination.
Skip the second drink
Just two glasses of wine (or two beers) can slow down the burning of fat by 73%. According to the scientists, the reason is that the liver transforms the liquor into acetate and when the acetate levels are increased the body starts burning acetate instead of fat.
Use suitable dietary supplements
The combination of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil combined with some workout stimulates the function of the enzymes responsible for the process of lipolysis – the breakdown of fat.
And if you are a fan of sweetened tea and coffee you may always use the herb Stevia to sweeten your favorite beverages.
Reduce your portions
Look more carefully at your portions and you’ll be surprised to notice just how often it is that you actually overeat. Do not forget that a portion of vegetables should be as big as your fist or a tennis ball; a portion of rice or dough foods should fit on the palm of your hand and the portion of meat should be as big as a deck of cards.
Get some iron
The lack of valuable vitamins and minerals is a serious obstacle for the metabolism. For instance – women lose iron each month during their period, and iron is a mineral that is vital for the transportation of oxygen to the muscles. If the muscles do not receive enough oxygen the metabolism slows down which leads to slow calorie burning. .