5 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays!
Small things make a big difference.
I’m getting ready to host 25 people for Thanksgiving, 13 people for dinner the Friday after, my step sons wedding on Saturday and then brunch at our house on Sunday for 40-50 people. YIKES! It can feel overwhelming but mostly I’m excited to be around friends and family and create lasting memories…and gaining a daughter-in-law!
Many of you may have big plans for the Holidays too and instead of having the festivities derail your health and fitness and leave you feeling like the year was just one big eating and drinking fest, I have some tips to get you to December 31st feeling content and ready for the New Year to begin instead of feeling frustrated and disappointed that you “let it all go” the last month of the year.
Tip 1: Keep Working Out
Make time for yourself no matter what. 30 minutes is very doable and many of our workouts are exactly that length. Some are even less!
Tip 2: Measure our your portions
I know it’s not sexy to do that, but it really helps. The 21 Day Fix is giving people great results because it helps you do exactly that with really cool color coded containers. Nutrition is 80% of the equation when it comes to getting healthy, so use the tools that help you with that. I promise, you don’t need the big portions to feel satisfied and full.
Tip 3: Bring a Healthy Side Dish
I’m making roasted brussel sprouts with grapes, wlanuts and balsamic. It’s amazing for those who love brussel sprouts! But there are numerous options out there to share. The Fixate Cookbook has great options, including the Italian meatballs and dessert and drink options too.
Tip 4: Choose your Splurges Ahead of Time
We are going to have some AHHmazing desserts at our festivities because of some dear friends who own a dessert company! I could easily try one of everything. But, the plan is to determine exactly what I will allow myself ahead of time and stick to the plan. Also, don’t buy/make more than you need. It doesn’t help to have the leftover desserts tempting you for days and days afterward.
Tip 5: Drink Primarily Water
Make sure to drink plenty of water every day to stay hydrated, but also in order ot avoid the empty calories that add up quickly from sodas, juices and alcoholic beverages. Add some cucumber or lemon or lime or orange slices to the water to give it great flavor and healthy benefits!
Enjoy the Holiday Season and end the year strong! I’m here to support you, so feel free to reach out to me. I love hearing from you!
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