26 Nov Health Tips for the Holiday Season
Ok..so it’s pretty much a given that on Thanksgiving and maybe even Christmas, we are very likely to eat & drink too much and overindulge in many ways… but that doesn’t mean we have to completely let ourselves go over the holidays.
I don’t know how many times I hear “my diet/healthy eating starts in January.” But how great would it feel to go into next year without feeling like you had to “get back into it?” Wouldn’t it be great to have a head start on all those folks who buy a new gym membership on Jan 1? Plus, don’t you want to look hot on New Year’s eve?
Here are some quick tips to help you get through the holidays
- Stick to your workout routine whenever possible. Just because you can’t make it to the gym as much as normal, doesn’t mean you should give up altogether. Working out 2 days a week is still better than nothing for months.
- “Make up for it”. When not at a party or event, eat healthier. Knowing that you have a few nights out with limited healthy options, make sure to load up on the green stuff during the day and give your body a break with lighter plant-based meals.
- Don’t keep those leftovers around. If it’s in your house, you will eat it.
- Find healthy alternatives to your favorite flavors, like this Pumpkin Chia Parfait, instead of pies and sweets.
- Don’t completely restrict yourself, but instead, enjoy a slow indulgence. If there’s a delicious dessert you must try, take a small serving, and really savor the flavors. Usually all we really need is a few bites to be satisfied and eating too much usually makes us feel pretty worthless anyways.
- If you completely overindulged one night, don’t let it ruin your whole week. Forgive yourself and snap back into it.
- Juice! If you start your mornings off with juice, it helps curb appetite, gives you healthier cravings and ensures that at the very least, you’re getting a super-dose of vitamins that day.
What do you think? Do you have any ideas for staying healthy through the holiday season? Let me know in the comments.