It’s easy to get carried away and forget all about your healthy living journey during the holiday season.
I mean, who can resist all the party invites and family gatherings full of fantastic food. Think about it though, an extra cocktail here, a piece of chocolate cake there and no exercising because there are a million things going on during the holidays. Sounds familiar; well, that my friend is a slow but sure disaster waiting to happen.
Missing workouts is perfectly fine, especially when we’re swamped, but we need to remember to really watch what we are eating, so we don’t fall off track. Other things to remember is that this is your healthy living journey, do not compare it to others and NEVER overwhelm yourself.
Here are some tips that will help you stay on track this Holiday Season
Please do not ignore the vegetable section at a party (unless, of course, if it’s swimming in butter or creamy sauces). Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories, and therefore, adding plain vegetables to your plate will ensure you get the many nutrients, dietary fiber, and vitamins you need without all the added calories.
Eat multiple small meals leading up to the holiday event you are attending. This way, you aren’t too hungry, and your plate will show as such.
I love love love this trick! We always tend to fill up our plates regardless of the size, so if we take small plates and fill it up, it’s still only half of what we would have eaten with the regular size plate. It’s a win-win situation.
You don’t have to work out, but at least try to walk around and get some physical activity in. It can be anything from dancing with the family to taking walks in your neighborhood or playing some sport right outside your house.
Lastly, always remember to enjoy everything in Moderation! Too much of anything is never a good thing.
I hope this blog helps you or someone you know. As always, I’d love to hear from you. What will you be doing to stay on track this holiday season? Leave your comments below.