Care to Eat Before a PartyHolistic Fitness | September 21, 2010 | Share
The holiday season is approaching with Diwali, Christmas and New Year festivities coming around the corner. Especially in the Indian society, festivals are usually accompanied by heavy feats and it is not surprising that some people do tend to over eat thanks to the various tempting delicacies they come across. No doubt there is still plenty of time left for these celebrations to come, but it is definitely the best time to start gearing up your body for them so that you don’t regret the excessive amount of fat that is bound to get stored in you body.
No doubt holidays are that time of the year when you would just want to let loose and indulge yourself in various temptations. I am not saying that you should not pamper yourself or stay away from festivities, but you have to ensure that you balance your health and food at the same time maintaining your weight and fitness regimen in moderation. Keeping things in moderation would allow you to keep a check on your weight and at the same time guarantee platinum fun all through out.
Given below are a few things which can give you a head start on your fitness regime:
1. Do not over indulge during parties:
Some people have this tendency of starving themselves all through the day just so that they can relish the amazing delicacies at the party happening that night. Not the smartest things to do. Don’t even think of doing that as the body is unable to gather up so much of food at once and it can lead to excessive indigestion and storing of fat.
The sudden pressure exerted on your stomach might lead to stomach related problems. Eat just like you would eat on a normal day – breakfast, lunch and snack and you can leave the dinner for the party. This would reduce your temptation for the various delicacies you see but at the same time will help you eat things in the right amount. Don’t stick to just one dish, but try out all the items on the menu.
Eating through the day would also save you the embarrassment of getting drunk or a hangover since your body would react in a better way to alcohol if you already have some food in you. It is always advisable to accompany your drinks with some munchies and make sure that you drink in moderation. Having healthy food in the beginning will reduce your greed for the different delicious but unhealthy food, thereby giving you enough scope for tasting and not over eating which would definitely save you from the regrets.
2. Do not eat under the impression that it is just a one or two day stretch and that it won’t really affect your health. Well it does. If a body can get affected by not eating for an entire day, it can equally get affected by unbalanced food intake.
3. Always make a plan as to how you will go about following your fitness routine. Make realistic targets and make sure that you give the stipulated period of time to your exercise every day and stick to it no matter what. If you feel that you won’t have time to work out, take out just 10 minutes to do some warm up exercise though it usually tends to cross the 10 minute limit you might have set for yourself, but 10 minutes is just fine. Don’t overdo the exercises a day before you think you might not be able to give time the next day.
Keep these simple tips in mind to have a fun filled party while at the same time you don’t come back home and look at your tummy bulging out. Don’t wait till the new year’s to make resolutions for your health. Start now!!
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