If you are like most people, you go into the holiday season with the best of intentions for staying healthy and abstaining from eating large amounts of unhealthy food. However, sometimes temptation can get the best of you, and you slip during the holiday season. If this happens to you, the last thing you want to do is beat yourself up about it and continue to engage in unhealthy habits as a result of your guilt. Get to know some of the ways that you can begin recovering from your holiday indulgences and make your health and well-being a priority in your life once more.
Schedule An Appointment With A Nutritionist
When people indulge over the holidays, they often have continued food cravings, get hungrier easier, and may not even realize that their eating habits continue to be unhealthy for days and weeks to come. They may even think they are eating well but find themselves unable to lose their extra holiday pounds or may even continue to gain weight.
If this is how you feel after the holidays, it may be to your benefit to schedule an appointment to see a nutritionist. When you sit down with a professional nutritionist, you can talk about your current eating habits, your health goals, and the like. They will be able to point out any problem areas in your diet (i.e. not enough water, too few servings of vegetables, etc...) and will help you build a customized eating plan that takes your needs and preferences into consideration.
Sign Up For A Fitness Class With A Friend
If you have ever joined a gym but never gone to work out after the first day, or tried to get yourself involved in an exercise class but never gone, you may have a problem being accountable to yourself. In other words, when left to your own devices, you will not always make the healthiest choice for yourself because you are busy, tired, or simply do not want to go out in the cold to get to your workout destination.
As such, if you are trying to work off that holiday weight gain you experienced from your indulgences, you should not go it alone when you sign up for a fitness class. Instead, get together with a friend who has similar goals and sign up for a fitness class that you will both go to. That way, you and your friend are accountable to each other and will be more likely to go. Plus, working out is always more fun with a friend to keep you company and talk to.
Now that you have a few ideas of how you can recover from your holiday indulgences, you can get started in the process and get back on track with your health and fitness as soon as possible.