03 September
Crys Dyaz - Dicora Coach

As the month of August comes to an end, lots of people have been getting in touch with me with the same feelings and concerns:

“Cris, I’ve been eating and drinking out for such a long time, attending get-togethers, going on trips, I feel bloated … what do I do now?

Well, to start with there´s no need to panic. The first step is to get back to your healthy, careful eating routine, physical exercise and training as soon as possible. I suggest you eliminate all types of processed food and sugar from your diet, as you will have gone overboard during the “excesses of summer” and this won´t benefit you in any way whatsoever, neither physically nor mentally, nor with regard to your health.

Here is a list of tips I believe will help you regain your fitness and get back into shape if you´ve been letting yourself go:

  • Avoid stress.

Cortisol is one of the worst culprits with regard to your appearance, and this hormone is generated in times of stress. Keep it in check by following a healthy routine and getting plenty of rest.

  • Leave your comfort zone

Doing what you like and what comes easy is fine from time to time, but it is also important that you leave your comfort zone and do things that require additional effort. First of all, you´ll be doubly satisfied once you´ve done it, in addition to giving your body a “push”.

  • Drink plenty of liquid

We´re always talking about what we eat, but we hardly ever mention hydration, something that can either compromise or optimise your state of health. Drink lots of water, herbal tea, kombucha tea, coconut water … and avoid soft drinks and alcohol. Filling up a large bottle with water and adding a few slices of cucumber and lemon can help you drink more if you´re one of those people who finds it hard to do so.

  • Your shopping list. More important than you imagine.

Knowing what you need for your healthy recipes and what you´re going to buy is essential if you want to avoid unsuitable purchases or falling into temptations which you will later regret. Organise your shopping list and leave nothing, or almost nothing, to improvisation.

  • Motivate yourself with new recipes and the best ingredients.

Always eating the same things and “boring” eating habits can make it hard for you to motivate yourself with regard to food. Varying and innovating should be part of your goals, and always try to choose quality products and prioritise “real” food.

  • Planning, your best friend.

Set aside the time of day that best suits your schedule, but make sure you find it. Draw up a training “plan” or put yourself in the hands of a professional, but your plan must have a goal, coherence and meaning. Gradually increase the level of difficulty and set yourself achievable challenges.

  • Variety, a “must” in your workouts

Provide your body with different forms of stimuli, varying your workouts and trying not to fall into complacency. Try out different disciplines, different loads, and alternate training activities with more control, strength and functions with others that set your pulse racing, such as high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

As my recommendation of the month, and without forgetting that we still need to be prudent with regard to Covid, regardless of having been vaccinated, I advise you to try out our Yoghurt and Oatmeal toilet soap, specifically designed for sensitive skin and featuring unmatched levels of moisture and creaminess. This soap provides your skin with elasticity and freshness. And speaking of hands… starting off the month of September with the desire and enthusiasm to engage in a healthy lifestyle is in yours! See you soon!