New Year, New You: How to Recover from the Post-Holiday Food Coma

The holidays are over, all of the holiday cookies are all eaten, the champagne is all drank and it’s time to start implementing those New Year’s Resolutions! We’ve put together a list of ways to recover from the post-holiday food coma you may currently be in! Get refreshed and get back on track with these tips!

LOTS of Water

After all of the holiday cocktails, champagne, etc. from the holidays, your body needs a bit of a detox. Start chugging that water! Drink a full glass right when you wake up.  According to Web MD, “you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” They say the old “one size fits all” eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day is a thing of the past, and we agree.

Have a Hearty Breakfast

Start your day with a filling and healthy breakfast! This will boost your metabolism and give you the energy to start the day. If you don’t feel like you have enough time to make breakfast in the morning, try making some quick bites ahead of time that you can grab on-the-go. Here are some recipes that may help.

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Stretches

One thing we’ve heard is that you should stretch when you wake up. This includes stretching while still in bed. Once you wake up, stretch your body out as much as you can. Wake up all of those muscles and get your body going for the day.

Cardio

You’ve all heard it, you should make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. Make sure to add in some cardio to your workouts. Get that heart pumping.

Stay Away from the Sweets

Now, this doesn’t mean eliminate sweets entirely from your diet, but it does mean to limit them. Your body has had a lot of sweets and sugar over the holidays, so give it a bit of a break and try for a more filling snack like a handful of nuts.

Don’t Overthink It

Lastly, don’t overthink it! You probably enjoyed that holiday ham and those cookies, right?! So, let it be and move on with your life! The more you think about it, the more you may want those sweets or to be lazy and lay on the couch. Just think positively and stay strong!

-Happy New Year from MPM!

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