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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

4 Nov

how to stay healthy during the holidays

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Staying healthy and fit during the holiday season can be difficult, but the trick is to go into the holidays forgetting that mindset, instead convince yourself that it is NOT difficult. It’s easy to make an excuse for ourselves and say “oh the holidays are coming, I should just give up now”. It’s true the holidays are coming, but we do not have to eat cookies, pie and heavy meals every day.

Start your NewYears resolution NOW, don’t wait until NewYears day when you’ve packed on 3 pounds of holiday weight and are hung over. You can wait until after New Years to start your heavy training but don’t make it harder for yourself by going crazy on junk food now.

With American Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching start thinking about how your going to manage the holiday season now.

1. Keep up with your workout routine, if that means getting up extra early because you don’t have time after work do it! Staying active and making the time to stay active will influence you to eat healthy too.

2. Allow yourself to have treats. The holiday season is about enjoying yourself and involves some indulging but it does not have to be a complete write off. It’s okay to have one gingerbread cookie, or one slice of pie. If you eat healthy all day long and go to an event that night, let yourself indulge.

3. Don’t Stress. When your a guest or at a family members house you don’t always have control over what is being served. Be polite and still eat what they are serving, but when you have control over your meal make sure its healthy and nutritious! Try packing a lunch for work instead of going out to eat, eat fresh foods, raw veggies for snacking. You save money this way too.

4. Reduce Alcohol Intake. Drinking anything packs on empty calories that could have been spent on a delicious dessert. Try to stick to 1-2 drinks or nothing at all! Drinking too much will not only pack on the calories but will prevent you from wanting to get up early the next morning to workout.

What do you do to stay healthy during the holidays? Post a comment below with your ideas.

Are you going away on vacation this holiday season? See my post on how to stay fit on vacation.

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