Get back into good habits after holidays

By Marion - Dietician nutritionist

The holiday season is over. After the turkey, the Christmas cake and alcohol and you will have to get back on track with balanced meals that are suited to your sporting activity. How can I make up for the excesses of Christmas and the New Year? Here are a few ways to help you get back into good habits.

Rebalance your diet

Every day, a balanced diet provides your body with the protein (meat, fish, eggs, dairy products etc.), carbohydrate (pasta, rice), fats (oil, butter), vitamins, minerals and fibre. After the holiday season when you eat particularly rich meals, you have to return to a balanced diet, but without your meals getting boring! Vary the flavours, colours and textures of your meals.

Eat fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables regulate your appetite: they provide vitamins, minerals and calories. They are also rich in fibre and will keep your digestive system in order. Eat at least 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day – 3 pieces of fruit and 2 portions of vegetables (raw or cooked).

Stop snacking

If you’re feeling a little peckish during the day, avoid nibbling during the morning or afternoon. To keep hunger at bay, have a hot drink (tea, coffee etc.) a cereal product (bread, cereals), a dairy product or a piece of fruit. If you don’t have time to take a break, at least eat a protein bar, which is more practical to carry around.

Drink water

Hydrate as regularly as possible during the day. 1.5 to 2 litres a day (of which part will be provided by your food) will help to eliminate waste from your body.

Make sure you sleep properly

To get back your strength, it’s essential to have a good night’s sleep. Don’t go to bed too late to ensure you enjoy quality sleep.

Choose the well-being programme every day

If you follow the DAILY OVERSTIM.s® WELL-BEING PROGRAMME (SPIRULINA and SURDYNAMISANT) for 1 month, your body’s functions will be well-balanced thanks to the intake of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals that your body needs to work correctly.

Working towards these objectives at the start of the year is the best way to get over the festive period quickly and return to physical activity without too much difficulty!