Thanksgiving has come and gone leaving me feeling full but without regret. There is one thing a healthy lifestyle has taught me and that is to enjoy food. When you are trying to have a healthy fit lifestyle you don’t have to hate food, if anything you are building a stronger relationship with food. Eating healthy requires you to expand your knowledge of food and figure out the right food for you. This all becomes extremely difficult over the holiday season. This is a rough spot in your relationship with food but I promise you can make it through it. Here are my tips on how to handle the balance between the holiday season and a healthy and fit lifestyle:
Don’t try and completely ban yourself from eating sweets this holiday season. The more you tell yourself no the more you want it and there is no avoiding sweets. Friends will bring sweets to school, coworkers will bring some to work, and there will be tons at family parties. Don’t say no, indulge a little!
You don’t have to say no to all the great holiday foods but you don’t have to go crazy either. Have smaller portions of your favorite sweets. Have only one cookie and keep your dinner plates small. This way you get to enjoy the holiday foods and not miss out!
3. Eat healthy when you can
If you know you are going to a holiday party at night where there will be delicious treats eat light for breakfast and lunch. For example, on Thanksgiving Day I knew I was going to chow down so that morning for breakfast I had an acai bowl and a juice. By eating healthy in the morning my whole day wasn’t unhealthy.
4. Hit the gym
It might be hard for you to keep on track with your healthy eating this season but with time of from school you’ll have more gym time. To offset the unhealthy food add more cardio to your workout. Try to go to the gym longer and more often. Go into the New Year with a head start on those fitness goals!
5. NO REGRETS!
Tis’ the season to enjoy family and friends without having to question if you should have some of grandma’s famous snicker doodle cookies. Don’t beat yourself about enjoying the holiday season. Remember you don’t see results after one hour in the gym and a few cookies won’t undo all the results you have achieved!
Tip of the week:
Stay focused and calm during the last few weeks of school!
Song of the week:
Animals by Maroon 5