Be the Best you
FAKE THAT JANUARY GLOW
Feeling the burnout after the festive season? We all turn to coffee, alcohol and sugary snacks to keep us going, but these short-term cures cause blood sugar to spike, then drop back to burnout. The key is to understand what you are feeling and try to manage it. Even Superwoman knew how to delegate!
1. Get some ZZZs. Please, please, please be kind to yourself and go to bed early… at least three times a week.
2. Drink lots of hydrating liquids. Dehydration brings fatigue! Green tea gives you energy and is also said to help with weight loss.
3. Plan your days. Write it all down and spread it out, so your daily schedule is doable.
4. Snack well. Eat whole grains such as quinoa. Vitamin B helps to metabolise carbs into energy, and hummus ( high in vit B) is the perfect snack. You need plenty of vitamin C – get this from berries, which are rich in anthocyanins. Protective and healing, they will get you over the hump of exhaustion.
5. Move! Play your favourite dance music and get going. You’ll release endorphins, the mood-boosting chemicals.
7. Laugh! It’s the top stressbuster, so gather the family for a favourite funny film or TV show – mine’s Ab Fab.
8. Meditate. This fatigue-booster can be done anywhere, any time. Good meditation apps: Headspace, Calm and Smiling Mind. 9. If you take supplements, try Revolution Foods’ Thermo Plus capsules, £16.09 for 120 capsules. Natural plant compounds speed your metabolism, lower blood sugar and curb cravings.
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