The Christimas season is here and with it comes all of those holiday parties at work and home. You know how easy it can be to fall off the wagon on your healthy eating and fat loss journey with all of the delicious Christmas baking hanging around and staring right back in your face.
With this in mind we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks for you to survive the holiday season and those parties!
Some Holiday DO’s
DO eat a diet filled with veggies (for fibre and water) and tons of protein (lean meats fill you up! Have a protein shake before you go to a party so you're not wanting to go on a "see-food" diet)
DO know where you’ll be going and what you’ll be facing as early as possible so you aren’t caught off guard by those delish holiday treats hanging around in unexpected places!
DO skip out on those office “goodies” that will lead to mindless eating and probably aren’t homemade anyways (at least that’s what I tell myself), plus you’ll probably find yourself back there for seconds or thirds once you crack that tin open...
DO focus on eating meals that are well balanced and not overly adorned with carbohydrates (you’ll be able to better justify a few well-planned treats!) and it will help keep your blood sugar levels in check!
DO drink plenty of water, especially at a party. You may realize that the hunger you are feeling may actually just be your body needing some simple aqua! If you do have a holiday treat, make sure you drink a glass a water before thinking about going for seconds. (It washes out the craving)
DO be choosy when it comes to what you are going to indulge in!
Hey, it’s the holiday season after all, right!? Go in with the attitude that you are going to allow yourself a few treats along the way, otherwise you’ll leave yourself feeling deprived and could easily just binge away on all of the deliciousness potentially facing you at every corner. By knowing what’s going on in your holiday schedule you should be able to plan when you will partake in the holiday feasting and sugar-plum goodness. This can also serve as a motivation during the week to hold off on mindlessly stuffing your face with those goodies at the office or at home.
Oh, and please DO remember that you aren’t an elf…
PS. Keep an eye out for our blog next week as we talk about exercising during the holidays, I think you’ll really like it!
I wonder how elves exercise?...