The following are some tips that could be used for our everyday routine but can be especially handy during this bountiful celebration.
1. Get/stay hydrated.
Being hydrated helps flush toxins from your body, resulting in more energy, clearer skin and better digestion. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, because the less water you have in your system, the less oxygen is circulating in your blood stream. So drink up! (Water that is;)
2. Get outside.
Even when it's cold outside, the natural light and crisp air refreshes your body and mind. Try to get outside for at least 15 minutes a day. Maybe even take a walk in nature. Or just around your neighborhood. Find an activity that allows you to move freely.
3. Eating a variety.
The more variety you have on your plate, the better. More colors= more nutrients (unless artificially colored..) Also avoiding "seconds" can help not put you over the "edge" and your body will thank you for it;)
4. Eat breakfast.
Skipping breakfast might be the biggest perpetrator of energy crashes and overeating later on. Eating breakfast not only hooks you up with energy for the day — it's been shown to encourage weight loss. People who are famished tend to binge. We eat more to compensate for the missing calories that our bodies need when we wake up. Fuel up your body with healthy protein, healthy fat and fruit or veggies.
5. Have snacks and good fats.
Trade that afternoon sugary treat for an unprocessed and unrefined energy booster. Eat an apple with some raw almonds, or make a fruit smoothie. Having a bit of healthy fat will satiate your appetite. Fats from foods like avocado, olive oil, coconut, fish, and nuts not only fuel your body and create a sense of satiety, they're powerful brain boosters that can lead to better focus and clarity.
7. Change gears.
Whether you're sitting at a desk or sitting at home trying to muster up the energy to do laundry, switch things up in the moment. Stretch; shake your arms, bend over and touch your toes. Do anything that will get your body in a different rhythm for a moment. If you have the luxury of privacy, crank up your favorite song and dance around your room/house.
8. Clear some clutter.
It's amazing how some purging can lighten your load and clear your mind. Just clearing out one cluttered drawer can lead to feelings of euphoria.
9. Stay positive.
Even when you are surrounded by negative energies, set yourself free from that negativity. This holiday radiates positivity and it should be preserved with a positive message: to be thankful (for everything). Keeping a happy and positive mind is essential to keeping a happy and healthy body.
And lastly, enjoy this special tradition with this in mind:)
Have a wonderful thanksgiving weekend!