5 Tips To Stay Healthy And Balanced This Holiday Season

Dec 21, 2023 | Energy, Nutrition, Wellness

I get it, all the Christmas parties, summer BBQ’s with family and friends, end of year celebrations with clients and colleagues, it can be a lot.

Many of my clients have been feeling overwhelmed and burnt out by all the gatherings, and also the end of year rush to get things done, plus organizing Christmas or New Year’s plans and travel, it can all take its toll on you.

The holiday season doesn’t have to make you feel depleted. You are in control of your choices, what events you attend, what you choose to eat or drink at the events or what you choose to eat and drink on a daily basis, so choose wisely if health is still a priority to you and if you want to feel good.

Feeling depleted and exhausted by Christmas or the end of the year doesn’t have to be an option. So, I’ve got your back. If you want to walk into Christmas or the summer holidays feeling your best here are a few things you can implement and prioritize in your life over the upcoming days/weeks to help keep your health on track and to help you feel good.

5 ways to stay healthy and balanced this holiday season:

1. Prioritize a high protein wholefoods breakfast daily
If you start your day with a balanced breakfast that is high in protein you’ll keep your blood sugar levels in check. This will keep you feeling balanced, satiated, reduce afternoon cravings and ensure you have more stable energy levels throughout the day. Need some ideas? Click here to for some easy breakfast recipes.

2. Stay hydrated
Reminder, our bodies are over 70% water. Keeping your fluids up helps with energy, reducing cravings, it flushes waste products and toxins from your body, it helps to keep your bowels moving to reduce constipation. Aim for 8 glasses daily minimum, or more on the days you exercise or sweat regularly.

3.Prioritize rest
The holiday hustle can disrupt sleep patterns. Ensure you get enough rest by sticking to a sleep schedule as much as possible. A well-rested mind and body are better equipped to handle the demands of the season. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality non-broken sleep per night.

4. Set boundaries
It’s okay to say no. Manage your commitments by setting realistic boundaries and learning to decline invitations or activities that might overwhelm you or make you feel exhausted. This helps in maintaining your energy levels and mental well-being.

5. Take quality supplements
Taking a good quality multi-nutrient helps to fill in the gaps from what your diet lacks, it helps to reduce deficiencies which can lead to health imbalances. One of my personal faves is Nuzest Good Green Vitality, it contains nutrients to support immune health, adrenal health, liver health, gut health, activated B vitamins, alkalizing greens + many other nutrients. If you want to try them out use code NBRADY for 15% discount, they also have travel packs which are great to take away if you have travel plans over summer. Other supplements which are beneficial this time of year are magnesium for stress and sleep support and omega-3 fish oil for helping to reduce inflammation and support hormonal health.

Remember, finding balance during the silly season involves making conscious choices and listening to your body’s needs. Prioritize what’s important to you and find ways to enjoy the festivities without compromising your health and well-being.

Take care and I wish you a happy healthy holiday season!

Nat x x

Hi I’m Natalie, a Registered Clinical Nutritionist, health influencer, blog writer & recipe creator. My own health complications prompted me to make positive diet & lifestyle changes, revitalize my health leading to a career change from the corporate world to nutritional medicine. I believe in a wholefoods approach to good health, focusing on simple strategies for modern, busy people.

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