getting healthy after christmas

5 tips for getting healthy

The holidays are a time for celebration, spending time with friends and family and enjoying festive treats. While those celebration lunches are delicious, nutrition-wise these feasts can present a challenge.
To help refresh your nutrition, we’ve come up with 5 healthy eating habits to get you back on track for the new year.

1. Increase your water intake

Staying hydrated not only helps you battle the summer heat, thirst can often be confused for hunger causing you to snack more frequently. As a guide, aim to drink least 8 cups of water per day and increase as necessary. With Wanngi Activities, you can keep track of your water intake and other health information all in one secure app! Learn more about what Wanngi has to offer here.

2. Start the day with a good breakfast

A healthy breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and provides other essential nutrients to help maintain your energy levels throughout the day, reducing the need for unnecessary snacking. Some of our favourite breakfast meals are;

  • Porridge with seasonal fruits
  • Toasted rye bread with avocado and tomato
  • Unsweetened greek yogurt with fruit
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3. Keep track of your calorie intake

Monitoring what you eat and where your daily calories are coming from can help you make healthier choices in the future. During the Christmas season it is very easy to mindlessly eat whatever is in front of you. Start monitoring your calorie intake with Wanngi Activities to help you learn and make better, healthier and more sustainable choices in the new year.

4. Load up on veggies

Filling up your dinner plate with a few extra green vegetables is a fantastic way to increase your vitamin intake and fill up at dinner with fewer calories. Vegetables are a source of many vitamins, minerals and nutrients including; potassium, fiber, folate and Vitamin A.

5. Meal Prep

Planning out your weekly meals and taking time to prep lunches a few days ahead can help you regulate what you eat and ensure you are eating a range of well-balanced meals. Try out a few new recipes and experiment with different methods of meal prep to find out what works best for you!