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How to Deflate Your Holiday Weight!

If your holiday was anything like mine, you’ve probably enjoyed one too many cocktails, made sure you slathered your bread generously with butter and slothed around like a blubberish seal slothing on the sea shore!  Holidays are for living and let’s just say, this year, I wasn’t shy to live a little.

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Ironically, when I jumped on the scale yesterday, to my surprise I’ve in fact not picked up any extra kilo’s this season but what I can say is that I’m definitely feeling sluggish and like I’ve fueled my body very differently to usual.  In a nutshell, I’m feeling bloated and inflamed from all the good stuff (a.k.a bad stuff) – sugar, gluten and alcohol!

If you’re like me and luckily haven’t become too rotund, this post is still worth taking note of.  If you have managed to gain a few and you’re also feeling a little poo, this post is definitely for you!  (yes, a rhyme.  It seemed right at the time.) 😉

Here are 6 food swaps you need to do to kick back into “Awesome Mode”:

YAY

NAY

1.cocktail
  • Water
  • Bubbly water
  • Unsweetened Kombucha
  • Tea
  • Cold pressed juice
  • Alcohol
2.milk
  • Goat dairy
  • Sheep dairy
  • Almond milk
  • Rice milk
  • Cow dairy
3.
  • Raw honey
  • Organic maple syrup
  • Liquid stevia
  • Fruit
  • Sugar – white, brown, candy, fizzy drinks, cake
4.
  • High quality Omega 6 & 3 oils
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Avocado & avocado oils
  • Sunflower oil
  • Canola Oil

 

5.salt
  • Sea salt
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Natural whole foods
  • Table salt
  • Processed foods
6.bread1
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Quinoa flour
  • Millet flour
  • Wheat flour
  • Rye flour

 If you can swap all the inflammatory foods (NAY column) for all the less-inflammatory foods (YAY column) during your day, week and month, I’ll pretty much guarantee you’ll be feeling a whole lot better and looking a whole lot healthier in that time!

Stick with these simple swaps as much as you can.  Remember, it will be a process and you might have a few withdrawal symptoms.  This is normal and part of the process!  Try to make time to move.  Whether it be a walk, run, swim, Yoga class, Pilates class or a session with your PT… always make time to move your beautiful body!

happy fit

Goodbye sugar breakouts, hangovers, white bread bloat and unwanted holiday weight!  It’s time to refocus and make 2015 a super happy and healthy year!

With Love

L

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