Tips To Stay Healthy During The Cool Season

September 21, 2018

Tips To Stay Healthy During The Cool Season

When the temperatures drop, our appetites increase, this is just a simple fact. We know you’re guilty of over-indulging a little too when its cold out, don’t be shy!

With Fall fast approaching, we’ll soon be spending our days huddled in our winter coats with our hands grasped firmly onto a warm, comforting drink, but if you’re drinking sugary lattes throughout your day then this article is for you!

Staying healthy during the chilly season may seem like a challenge, but with a few helpful tips it’s actually a lot easier than you may realize.


Keep reading to learn more!


Staying hydrated doesn’t have to be boring

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Water may seem pretty unappetizing when it’s cold outside, but water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated! Treat yourself to warm herbal teas, add some fresh mint or a slice of lemon to spruce it up and enjoy at least a few cups a day.

Ditch those sugary drinks that only sap moisture from your skin and increase inflammation in your body and instead, try healthy DIY versions, like this delicious Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte, free from all harmful food triggers including dairy and sugar. You won’t even know the difference!

 

Snack smart before those holiday gatherings

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This is the time of year when everyone is already planning their holiday get togethers, be it Thanksgiving or office Christmas parties and you know what that means…

Food. Lots of food.


Unfortunately, the options are not usually the healthiest so to avoid overindulging in the “good” stuff, be sure to have a fiber rich snack before heading out to help fill you up so you won’t be tempted.

Raw nuts like almonds and walnuts are always a good idea, or try dipping some healthy crackers or veggies in some guacamole or hummus. Yum!



Follow the 20 minute rule after eating

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When a meal is delicious, it’s easy to want to reach for second helpings right away, but did you know it takes up to 20 minutes for your stomach to properly fill up?

Next time you’ve polished off a delicious plate of your favourite comfort food, be sure to wait at least 20 minutes before heading for more. You may find that you feel satisfied after the time is up, but if you’re still hungry, by all means, get yourself another plate!


Enjoy delicious substitutions

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Healthy doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of your favourite desserts and if you don’t believe us then keep on reading!

Desserts usually contain three ingredients that are not really good for you, namely white flour, dairy and sugar.

The good news though, is that paleo desserts are delicious, but use dairy free milks, maple or honey instead of sugar and gluten free flours! You’re getting all the flavour, but without the harmful ingredients!


Here’s some of our absolute favourite paleo desserts!



As you can see, staying healthy doesn’t have to be complicated! Follow these tips and you’ll enjoy your healthiest, happiest and most energetic season yet!





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