What better occasion to spend some time with your family than during the Christmas holiday? And how to say no to all the delicacies that every year we find on our table? It’s impossible!
So if you don’t want to give up to overdo a little during the holiday, but you don’t want to give up sleeping, read this article and celebrate a great Christmas!
During the 2 Christmas weeks, we might eat too much, starting from office Christmas party, through family Christmas lunch to New Year’s eve party, for well over 600/700 Kcal of a healthy meal.
According to a Italian University Study, a person consumes about 14,000 Kcal more than usual during the holiday season, which means about 2.00 Kg of body weight.
Although this is an exception to our usual diet, we should all pay a bit more attention!
3 simple tips to not compromise sleep
The way we behave when we eat affects our sleep. So how can we reduce the damage during the holiday?
1) Don’t eat until late
More calories we ingest, more time our body need for digestion. If possible, try to arrange dinners no later than 8 pm, in order to conclude the meal not too late. And do not “nibbling” until midnight! Anyway, you can eat some light snacks during the New Year’s Eve, to keep you awake!
2) Don’t overdo with alcohol and sweets
Do not give up to make some toasts, but be careful to not overdo the dose of alcohol and sugar. Even these, if ingested shortly before bedtime, can raise blood insulin levels and then alter our sleep cycle.
3) Watch out for the “nap effect” of binge eating
Eating before going to sleep is not healthy, but after a hearty Christmas dinner, sleep reaches out! This happens because a lot of our body energies focus on digestion. Try not to nod off on the couch! Stand up, walk around, play with the kids, unwrap gifts! Or, if you’re celebrating the New Year, dance!
Anything as long as it keeps you active and burning calories.
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