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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

We all know that when the Holidays roll around, that usually means overindulgence and a gain in weight. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s especially important that you stay strong and committed with your diet during this time if you’re going through a workout program like P90X or Insanity. Does that mean not allowing yourself to cheat a little? No. Instead, limit yourself on how much you eat of that junk! Other diet tips below..

(1) Substitute holiday drinks with “healthier” drinks. Most people tend to drink a lot during the holidays, mostly because there are so many parties! I’m not going to lie, I like to drink at least once a weekend, especially during this time of the year, but there are ways to make sure you won’t go overboard. Many of those holiday drinks contain a ton of calories and carbs, but there are substitutes that are much better for you and won’t let you pack on the pounds. Click here to see what drinks are the healthiest!

(2) Limit the desserts! It’s true, most desserts like cookies, cake, pumpkin pie, and buckeyes contain a ton of sugar and calories, which of course, leads to weight and fat gain. Even though it’s best to stay away from these foods, I understand that it’s the holidays and you want to enjoy them. Believe me, I want to do the same! I crave those foods just as much as you do! However, I understand that eating too many of these items can guide me away from my goals, so instead of eating 3-4 cookies or desserts, I limit myself to just 1. Also, make sure you eat your main course first before you bombard the desserts. Too many people like to snack on cookies before their meals, which of course isn’t healthy!

(3) Don’t overindulge! I love turkey, stuffing, corn, sweet potatoes, and all of those other foods associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I don’t stuff myself silly to the point where I can’t move at the end of the day! Always eat until you’re comfortable, never until you’re full!

(4) Keep up with your workouts! Remember, when you work out, you are burning calories and increasing your metabolism for the remainder of the day. An increased matabolism means you will burn more calories throughout the day, which can help keep away the holiday bulge!

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