‘Tis the season to be merry and healthy! From Christmas parties, family reunions, and series of night outs, there’s simply no room for stress, break outs, and bloating.
However, the dog days of El Niño plus your monthly visit can only heighten the symptoms of PMS, which certainly doesn’t spell like fun to us. So learn a trick or two from Philippine-US registered dietitian nutritionist Cheshire Que, RND, RN, RDN and with The Skin Specialist’s Derma Doctor Jean Marquez to make sure you’re glowing and gorgeous this holiday season.
Fried, sweets, and rich foods, who can resist? While it’s no sin to indulge for the merry season of Christmas, the key is to eat mindfully and moderately. “Fuel up before you go to a party. Have cereal or oatmeal with fruits, which are loaded with fiber and antioxidants–it’s a simple way of keeping yourself from noshing too much carbs and fats. Take time to scan the spread and carefully choose what you’d like to have before piling them up on your plate, which should include veggies, protein, and healthy amount of fats such as salmon. Don’t miss a bowl of clear soup or glass of water before the meal begins, hydration is crucial for efficient metabolism and beating the bloat”, says dietitian-‐nutritionist Cheshire.
While it’s a temptation to delay and neglect sleep during the holidays, know that it’s bad for your hormones, which affects the appetite and cravings by making the body want to eat more. And here’s a motivation to seriously aim for the 7‐8 fully restorative hours of shut-eye according to Dra. Jean: toning, lightening of dark circles around the eye, and preventing breakouts. “It’s also the ultimate in skin anti-‐aging that costs zero”, adds Dra. Jean.
The worse part of having an all jacked up hormones during PMS (namely estrogen and progesterone) are a bad case of mood swings, anxiety, and irritability. That’s why Jeunesse Anion Sanitary napkin and liners are not only equipped with a special soft top sheet material with quick absorbing properties, superior liquid-retention made of dirt-free and sterilized virgin pulp, breathable bottom layer, non-toxic adhesive to keep material in tact, it’s special anion chip defines the difference which helps to prevent bacteria, reduce feminine discomfort, and helps eliminate unwanted odors. In addition, recent research at the University of California proves that negative ions stabilize serotonin levels of the brain heightening a person’s positive outlook and mood. Need we say more?
As a conclusion, we can’t help but say it again: exercise and get moving! In fact, nutritionist-dietitian Cheshire only requires total of 1-½ hours of moderate intensity exercise weekly to increase the system’s capacity to burn calories and to prevent those unsightly Santa belly. And aside from Dra. Jean who swear by its glowing effect for the skin, exercise releases endorphins which produces feelings of euphoria, so you’re always on the go and ready to party for the entire holiday season!
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