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Festive Fun – Tips to Enjoy a Plant-based Festive Season

The festive season is here, and the buzz is all about us. As the year winds down into the joyful holiday period we need not drop our healthy lifestyle standards along with it.

  1. Keep Moving

Exercise should remain a standard part of your lifestyle whilst taking time off to enjoy the holidays. Either ease up your exercise routine if you feel the need or switch it up! Try activities you don’t usually have time for. Enjoy hiking with a group of friends, take leisurely evening walks, or try out a new at-home workout for a new challenge.

If you are taking a break from your exercise regime, try to incorporate some light movement throughout the day such as stretches or a short walk every evening. Oftentimes we use excessive exercise as damage control after an overindulgent moment. This puts undue stress on the already strained digestive organs and may do more harm than good.

If we eat moderately and of foods with sufficient nutrient density (a variety of whole, plant-based foods), our body naturally sends us signals to move and keep good circulation so we can absorb the most energy and nutrition from the awesome nutrients we consume. Nourishing your body means more than a diet – it means movement too!

  1. Avoid Overindulgence 

A quick festive note: your body does not know it’s the holidays. Try to adopt the mindset of everything in moderation including moderation this festive season. Do not preempt indulging in that delicious homemade dessert at the Christmas party by restricting your normal food intake now.

Maintain a consistent diet of balanced, high-fibre, wholefood meals that are satisfying and tasty. These will balance your cravings and, when you would like to, enjoy a family-favourite dessert without feeling the need to overindulge.

Hydration is the key to avoiding overindulgence! Drink water 1-2 hours before and after meals to aid digestion and avoid snacking in between meals. Water aids to move the process of digestion gently along whilst promoting satiety and meal satisfaction.

  1. Try New Recipes

Make the most of your free time and try out new healthy festive recipes to create dishes you can enjoy and share with family and friends at get-togethers and parties. This way you gain a new favourite meal and have something to enjoy when out and about. Try to choose recipes that use ingredients you typically use every day so that the dish is not unnecessarily expensive, unfamiliar, and difficult to execute.

BodiCafé offers a host of healthy recipes you can try out for a fun spin on your everyday meals. Make health fun this festive season with our Happy Life Club free recipe blogs!

  1. Maintain Mealtimes

The extra we have on our hands whilst home this festive period often has us reaching for a little more food outside of our usual mealtimes.  While there is nothing wrong with this, try not to overdo it by making snacking a habit and throwing out your usual mealtime schedule entirely.

Respect your body’s hunger cues. Digestion happens best when given enough time to process a meal before having to gear up for the next. To feel your best, eat your best when your body calls for it!

  1. Live Holistically!

Above everything, make sure you enjoy every moment of your plant-based festive period! While food is a part of this lifestyle, making it everything will deduct from its essence: the joy of living holistically and in service of our fellow human beings; this is what it is all about. This is the whole reason we should be healthy, not for our own benefits (of which there are plenty) but for the benefit of the people around us.

Spend time with loved ones and give back to your community this festive season.

BodiCafé aims to provide simple yet healthy lifestyle products, along with sharing informative lifestyle advice to demonstrate just how simple and exciting a healthy lifestyle can be.

We passionately believe that we can assist everyone in making this lifestyle ideal an affordable and practical reality. No gimmicks, just simple, happy, healthy living!

Why not share your knowledge, abilities, and care with someone in need this year?

Everyone deserves health, health is for ALL! So instead of receiving why don’t we give a little more this year?

After all, we already have the greatest gift: enjoying true health and well-being!

 Love your Body, Love Your Life…

Enjoy a happy and festive season the BodiCafé way!

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