I guess a lot of people around this time of year, me included, are thinking about how we are going to go about eating healthy during holidays. I’ll be the first to admit that it is darn tough to sit there and watch your family and friends pig out on pumpkin pie, cookies, bakes potatoes, etc. Believe me, I’ve done it! Many people gain quite a few pounds between Thanksgiving and and Christmas, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some healthy tips for the Holidays.
(1) Exercise. Just because it’s the Holidays doesn’t mean that you should slack on your work outs! Try to get in a workout every single day. A good option is begin a program right now like P90X or Insanity so that you’re committed to it during the holiday season. P90X is a 90 day program, so if you would start today, you would be ready to show off that new body come Spring Break! When you have a schedule to follow, you’re more than likely going to stay committed to it.
(2) Don’t overindulge. Too many people eat and eat and eat during holidays! You don’t have to explain it to me because I know. I’ve been there and used to pig out until I felt my stomach was going to burst, but that was before I committed to a healthy lifestyle. Now, I eat until I’m comfortable and force myself to stop. By overindulging, you’re taking in a lot of unnecessary calories that can lead to weight gain.
(3) Choose healthy dinner options. Thanksgiving is coming up, and one of the things that comes with it is a massive feast! Many people call it THE dinner of the year, and quite frankly, I would have to agree because I look forward to it every single year! However, most of the time the food that is offered isn’t the best for you. Make sure you do your best to stick with the healthier options like turkey, veggies, and fruits, and stay away from the less healthy options like desserts. If you are going to have a dessert, split it 2-3 ways with someone instead of taking on the whole thing yourself.
(4) Limit the alcohol intake. I like to have a few drinks and relax over the holidays, but one thing I make sure I do is limit how much I take in. It’s easy to go overboard with alcohol, causing the cals to add up quick, but try to just limit yourself to a few drinks.
Now you all know some great tips on eating healthy during holidays!
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