20 Dec Winter Wellness Tips
It’s the time of the year when our food choices, immune system and general wellbeing are challenged with the hustle & bussle of preparing for Christmas so I’d like to share with you a few tips to beat the festive stress.
Firstly lets look at food, especially the festive buffet which can be full of manufactured and processed foods. Challenge yourself to look for the real food and fill yourself up with that first then take a 10 minute break as it takes around 10 minutes for your brain to register you’ve eaten! listen to your body its very good at regulating whether you’re hungry or not so gift yourself the gift of awareness. If you’re tempted to return to the buffet you’re less likely to eat as much. Of course a little bit of what you fancy is ok just be mindful by really savouring each mouthful and respect balance.
Secondly lets move to the tempting festive tipple my tip here is think quality over quantity, I’m quite partial to a G&T so I ensure the tonic water that accompanies the Gin is one of quality without artificial sweeteners or preservatives, my favourite is Fever-Tree Light Tonic Water and again I’ll enjoy every sip giving myself the gift of awareness rather than a hang-over. Also if you know you find it challenging to say no to another drink make plans for the next day and commit to them that way you’ll have an excuse at the ready.