I am really excited to announce a new partnership: I am now the Physique 57 Food Coach! Check out my first post over at physique57.com/blog. This is so exciting because Physique 57 is my favorite body-sculpting barre class in New York City, I always feel leaving more fit and toned. Don’t worry if you’re not in New York or if you’re traveling, you can still get Physique 57 results with their awesome on-demand classes.
Just before the holidays is a great time to begin an intensive workout program, but don’t forget what you eat is just as important. Here are some of my favorite tips for avoiding belly bloat during this time of indulgence.
Healthy Holiday Tips for Preventing Belly Bloat
(this article originally posted on November 25, 2015)
Almost nothing beats the joy of sharing good, healthy foods with your loved ones. Many of my clients ask how they can maintain a flat belly during this holiday and I’ve decided to share my tips with you as well! Read on to find what my top digestive remedies are and how to keep your belly tight & flat.Almost nothing beats the joy of sharing good, healthy foods with your loved ones. Many of my clients ask how they can maintain a flat belly during this holiday and I’ve decided to share my tips with you as well! Read on to find what my top digestive remedies are and how to keep your belly tight & flat.
Start your day with Physique 57 Signature class or your favorite Physique 57 On-Demand video to get your metabolism moving. Exercising will help to maintain your blood sugar levels steady throughout the day and will release endorphins, which will boost your mood. And don’t forget to pick back up with your healthy routine after the holidays!
Ginger-lemon and dandelion root are two of the best teas you can possibly have on Thanksgiving. Ginger-lemon soothes the stomach, while dandelion is great for relieving water retention.
Drink Green Juice or Smoothie
I recommend having all greens and avoiding fruit due to the excess sugar. The perfect green juice for me is made of kale, spinach, cucumber, extra lemon and extra ginger. This won’t be sweet and that’s the whole point, you’ll get an extra boost of vitamins without the additional sugar.
Take Digestive Enzymes
Have a digestive enzyme before your meal to aid digestion. These enzymes can take stress off the stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and small intestine by breaking down difficult to digest foods. They will also enhance nutritional absorption and ease acid reflux.
Probiotics are live bacteria that provide healthy gut flora and restore our health. They are essential for digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and to maintain healthy bowel movements.