How many calories do you think you’ll be consuming on Christmas day? One report states that while you think you might be eating around 3,000 you’re more likely to actually consume around 7,000. So how can you ease this tripling of your intake?
It’s not just the food that can pile on the pounds but more the drinks. If you’re washing your 1,500 calorie down with a glass of wine that can be an extra 133 or having a glass of Baileys afterwards that adds an extra 180. A slice of Christmas pudding will contribute another 330 and just one small mince pie will cost another 230.
Let’s face it, over indulging is almost always expected at Christmas but it doesn’t have to have a lasting effect. Our main tip is to drink distilled water throughout the day. Not only will this keep you hydrated, but it will also stop you mistaking thirst for hunger and therefore overindulging as drinking water can also increase feelings of fullness.
What’s more is that can prevent the nasty next day hangover if you have surpassed the civilized amount of booze on Christmas day. No one wants the festivities to be over on Boxing Day due to a pesky headache.
Drinking water throughout the day aids your metabolism and your digestion. By keeping the stomach acid concentrated, your digestion is optimised. It’s also important to note that digesting cold water means that your body has to burn more energy getting the water up to body temperature for digestion.
Our ViaFosa Water Distillers make a fantastic gift for Christmas that will be used all year round. It can be a truly thoughtful gift for any person who actively pursues a healthy lifestyle or for those who are unaware of the benefits distilled water will have on their bodies.