Many of us already know what to look out for when it comes to eating too much. We have a great understanding about fitness, nutrition, and the holiday parties. We need support to get through these times.
The holiday season is upon us now and in just a few days we will be right in the middle of Christmas and New Years Day. Normally what happens for a lot of people they tend to overeat with all the pies, cookies, cakes, sweet alcoholic drinks, ham, turkey, and many unnecessary carbohydrates. The calories will be at an all time high and pants, skirts, shirts, and blouses will all be snug.
Did you know many people gain four to five pounds this time of year because of the temptation of delicious treats and those extravagant dinners?
Don’t Skip Meals
Many people believe that if they skip breakfast or lunch, they can save up all of those calories for the holiday party that night. That sounds like a good idea, but skipping meals can make you crabby, tired and nervous. Plus, when you are really hungry and surrounded by high-calorie holiday treats, you may very easily turn into a raving eating-machine and consume many more calories than the ones you skipped earlier in the day.
Don’t skip meals; just eat sensibly. A bowl of oatmeal with raisons and bananas with low- milk for breakfast, a mid-morning snack of celery, carrot sticks, and nuts, followed by a healthy lunch with a big salad or a sandwich made with whole grain bread will keep your body and your brain fueled throughout the day.
Eat Fruit, Vegetables and Drink Plenty of Water
Whenever, you have to visit family just before you go eat plenty of fiber rich foods this will help you to feel full, and if you aren’t feeling so hungry, you might not eat so much. Choose foods like apples, nuts, and drink plenty of water.
Workout on Christmas and New Years Day?
I realize it’s Christmas Day but when you workout at home or the gym you just feel good. Don’t over train but a real great workout goes along ways. Just remember to eat light right after training. The kind of cardio I participate in jump rope, treadmill, biking, or jogging. More importantly choose an exercise that you really enjoy doing. Can you imagine delicious foods finding you at the buffet table, as your fitness trainer I say get away from the table. Choose your foods and your drink and move to a different part of the room. As they say, out of sight, out of mind. At the very least you will have to think about what you are doing before filling your plate again and again. That’s why you need to train before the family dinner party and discuss healthy ways to stay in shape.
Exercise is a great way to control your weight, your blood pressure, and exercise adds to your good health by reducing stress and keeping your muscles and bones in good shape. Although the holidays are a hectic time, keep your exercise routines going to help ensure that the occasional treat won’t land permanently on your thighs or belly.
Stick to Your Grocery Menu
You know how tempting it is to walk into a grocery store hungry. That temptation seems to double itself during the holiday season. Eat well before you go in and get the items you need not want you want you.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up, Just Get Back to Healthy Eating
It is difficult to avoid overeating during the holidays. If you do slip up it okay just remember to get back up and stay on course, we all been there. What works for me is I call several of my closest friends or trainers and they call me for support. More importantly, don’t hate on yourself during the holidays by calling yourself fat, Instead, do something about by reaching out to friends and participate in group training.