The holidays are here.
And that means your diet and your stress levels might be a little out of whack. Your daily practice is also likely to be thrown out the window.
However, there are a few ways to help hold yourself accountable and reduce stress. In this article, we’ll discuss how to stay on track during the holidays as well as how Moringa Vinga can help you fight holiday madness.
Staying on Track During the Holidays
Holiday Stress Tip #1:
When it comes to your diet, going into the holidays with a clear vision of your health goals (if any) is key. Think about it, checking out the food on the dinner table can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for to stay on track with your goals.
If you’re craving that delicious pumpkin pie but know it’s filled with artificial ingredients and sugar, chances are you won’t feel good if you’re not used to consuming those types of foods. If you’re following a more restrictive diet like the paleo diet or the ketogenic diet, you’ll want to be aware of what foods you can eat without worrying about disturbing your stomach or throwing you out of ketosis.
Holiday Stress Tip #2:
We’ve all heard that saying, “a goal without a plan is just a wish.” This rule goes for anything—a work task, a to-do list, and yes, even your health. Preparing and planning can be highly beneficial, especially if you know you’re more likely to give in to peer pressure or go off the rails during times of excitement or stress.
What are some ways to properly prepare for the upcoming feasts and temptations?
- Go for the seasonal fruits and colorful vegetables first
- Avoid unwanted calories with easy swaps and substitutions
- Prepare a healthy food dish to bring and share (checkout our Pan Vinga Veggies and our Vinga Ginger Snaps)
Holiday Stress Tip #3:
Stay Consistent with an Exercise Routine
Regardless of your exercise routine, getting some physical activity during the holidays can help you in several ways. Getting your exercise in during this hectic time enables you to maintain a positive mindset, keep your energy levels high and even release some unwanted stress.
Still feel like getting in a full workout is next to impossible?
Try changing things up and splitting your physical activity into smaller, more manageable time intervals. Don’t have time to hit the gym? Try a short 15-minute walk outside or break a sweat within the comfort of your home with the help of fitness tutorial apps like 8fit and FortFit.
Holiday Stress Tip #4:
Take Your Daily Serving of Moringa
Organic, raw apple cider vinegar and honey infused with adaptogenic herbs, flowers, and berries can be a great addition to your overall health and wellness in general, but especially during those times of stress.
The ACV found in our infusions provides several different benefits. One benefit is its ability to keep your digestive function in check. Not only that, but the lemongrass in our Ginger and Lemongrass Infusion is especially known for gut health. Why? It contains a component called citral. Citral is important because it helps your body digest food.
No wonder it’s been used in Chinese medicine for centuries! This will come in handy when you’re eating that delicious homemade pumpkin pie Aunt Beth made filled with who-knows-what.
Another go-to for assistance with proper hormone health and blood glucose response is a shot of our Spearmint and Rosemary infusion. If you had a night filled with sugary desserts and alcohol, taking a shot of this raw, organic infusion may help bring you back to balance.
Our Elderberry and Holy Basil infusion provides you with many properties to help support immune system health when you’re feeling stressed and run-down, as well as reducing stress and anxiety levels for a calm and clear head.
If you’re out of your daily practice and feeling stressed, take a step back, breathe and plan your next steps. Follow our tips for a successful holiday season. Most importantly, enjoy yourself, and the time you get to spend with family and loved ones.