Updated: Jun 4, 2018
Written by Junru Tan.
CNY is certainly a period to indulge and let loose. Perhaps, you’ve regretted taking the extra pineapple tart or slice of bak kwa after looking at how much weight you’ve gained. Instead of moping, take charge of your body and start changing your lifestyle this instance!
To guide you along, we have curated a list of must-dos to help you get back on track.
1. Giveaway The Snacks Or Keep Them Out Of Sight
Who hasn’t blindly nibbled their way through a whole bag of sweets or a tub of crips? Whatever deliciousness put out in front of you can’t escape your mouth. Beat mindless munching by avoiding those snacks.
Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Sorry to disappoint but you can’t lose fats without exercise. Get back in shape after CNY feasting by committing to at least 3 workout sessions per week. If you have the space at home, invest in a treadmill, do a sport you enjoy or simply grab a Mobike and explore your neighbourhood.
Abs are made in the kitchen. How does weight loss work? In order to see results, the daily calorie used should always be higher than calories intake. The duration or intensity of your exercise regime doesn’t matter if you continue to eat unhealthy food. It’s time to opt for bland food, cutting down on oil, sugar and sodium altogether.
Some tasty sources of healthy fats:
▪ Fatty fishes (they contain a high amount of omega-3 fats)
Check our beginner guide to Ketogenic Diet.
All the late nights and overindulgent are sure to a pimple outbreak. It’s time to whip out your facial products and slap on that mask! Clay masks, such as Rhassoul Clay or Esse Clay Mask, are good for detoxifying, while Green Tea masks can brighten and heal damaged skin.
5. Eat More Greens
All the steamboat and CNY goodies contain little to no vegetables. Now, it’s the time to get back all the missing fibres.
6. Drink Only Plain Water
Sugars Are The Ones Making You Fat. Do you drink one can or a packet of drink for each house during visitation? Restrict yourself to only drinking plain water for the next week. Water helps to detoxify your body by flushing out toxins like excess sodium and improves skin complexion.
Filled with endless anti-oxidant, vitamins and general goodness, green tea has become a staple drink for many health junkies. The benefits include stimulating digesting, fat burning and rehydrating the body. For those who dislike working out or breaking a sweat, try drinking green tea or matcha tea.
Here are some picks:
8. Wear Loose Clothes
If all else fail, try this! Why? Because loose fitting clothes help to hide your food baby.
A combination of healthy diet and exercising can help you to get back in shape in no time. Follow some or all these tips to lose the weight you gained over the CNY holidays!
Did it work? Let us know!