The post-holiday detox programme by Sandrine
Written by Yves Leccia, published in
Are you like everyone else and like every year you overindulged in the holidays? Yes ... it's difficult to get back on track in January! However, it is essential not to neglect your well-being in order to continue to fight effectively against the many attacks that winter brings! For me, there are three ways to stay in shape: eat well, exercise well and ... work well! Here are some of my tips for keeping your energy up after the Christmas holidays!
1. Eating well
As you already know, I attach a lot of importance to what I eat and I like to vary my diet with the seasons. In January I always prefer light dishes to contrast with the excesses we had at the end of December! My 3 favourite dishes?
- Thai broth. Ready in about fifteen minutes, it can be made in an infinite number of ways: with beef, chicken, shrimp... there's something for everyone!
- Fish in foil. Here too, I have fun varying the pleasures: salmon, red mullet, sole, cod, etc. Sometimes I add shrimps, sometimes citrus fruits, sometimes small vegetables. Diet fish, but always delicious and easy to prepare.
- The inevitable vegetable soup. Every day has its own soup! Be careful, always favour winter vegetables: you will have the opportunity to cook summer vegetables when the gazpacho season comes around! Pumpkin, mushrooms, chestnuts, broccoli, leeks and lentils invade my kitchen for soups, each more varied and delicious than the next.
In short, you've understood: you must continue to have fun in the kitchen because just because you eat light doesn't mean you can't vary your pleasures and enjoy yourself! Believe me, your body will be grateful!
2. Exerting yourself well
Complement your diet with a physical activity that you enjoy! The most important thing is to exercise while having fun. You will leave your activity with a light heart and an empty head. For my part, I have not one, not two, but three activities that are important to me and that punctuate my weeks. My must: my 3 hours of pilates for well-being, balance and deep muscles (it feels so good!). To complete this rather "relaxing" activity, I practice aquabike: very physical, this sport allows me to work my cardio. Pedalling in the water is not easy, I assure you. Finally, at the weekend I do an outdoor activity: Nordic walking, which I love! It must be said that our very mountainous region lends itself well to this. I take advantage of these privileged walks to take a deep breath of fresh air and enjoy the magnificent landscapes of our regions. But I'm not telling you to do all these activities: you have to find your own: the one that makes you feel good
3. Working well
Well, it's no secret... Work is health! In January I like to have everything up to date to start the year on the right foot. I spend a lot of time in the office finalising the 2016 balance sheet, archiving documents and preparing for 2017. I send out the new rates to our clients and partners and meet them personally to review the year's objectives. On his side, Yves (in addition to the work in the vineyards) is making the inventory of the previous vintages and preparing the bottling of the last vintage. So there you have it, my advice for a good start to the year on a professional level: be up to date to conquer the new annual objectives.
All that remains is for me to wish you a very good recovery and, of course, a happy new year!