Things to Eat and Drink on Christmas Morning
You want a steady release of energy to keep you going until lunchtime and stop you picking at the chocolate. A low-sugar breakfast cereal, or something with bread will keep you blood sugar levels steady. If you are going to indulge in something naughty then go for it, but have it after your slow-release carbs so that you do not end up riding the blood sugar roller-coaster.
A great accompaniment to your slow-release carbs is something protein rich to keep you feeling full all morning. Milk, natural yogurt, peanut butter, eggs or bacon are all great options. Okay, bacon is not something usually recommended from a health perspective, but it is Christmas, and I am not judging. Today is for celebrating, after all. I believe in all things in moderation. But do what works for you.
We all tend to wake up dehydrated. Many of us, myself included, have a bad habit of reaching for the caffeine before rehydrating first. But today is a day that you will put your digestion to the test. Prepare yourself for the midday feast and the festive tipples by drinking water first thing in the morning.
This is a really important one, and can be festive too. Fiber is going to keep your digestion moving, and the vitamin boost is great during cold and flu season. Festive clementines are a lovely fresh option. Or how about dried dates and figs for something different? If you opt for juice instead then you will still get some soluble fiber, but the insoluble fiber is lost in the juicing process, so is not quite as good as whole fruit.
DO NOT FORGET YOUR VITAMINS
With all the rush and excitement on Christmas morning it is so easy to get distracted and forget your normal routine. Personally, I take a magnesium supplement every day to ward off migraines, and vitamin D in the darker months of the year to help my energy levels.