During the holiday season, there are never-ending social events, flowing champagne and mince pies that can be a roadblock to our healthy eating and lifestyle habits. You can follow these tips to avoid sabotaging your health goals. Below are a few healthy choices that can help you stay on track and allow you to have fun and celebrate the festive seasons.
Listen to your body hunger cues
.Stick with your regular meals outside of the festive events and monitor your portion sizes.
Watch your alcohol intake
Limit your intake of alcohol and sugary drinks during your usual after-work drink or wine with dinner. You can drink alcohol for holiday parties and get-togethers. Eat a healthy meal before parties and drink a glass of water in between alcohol consumption.
Quality over quantity
You can allow yourself to enjoy your favorite snacks or desserts still but stick with good quality whole foods. Watch your portion sizes.
Know your weakness
Identifying your weaknesses can easily help you avoid them, such as for chips or chocolate during the holidays.
Continue your physical activity regime to keep your waistline under control. If your trainer is unavailable during the holiday season, there are plenty of online programs and apps you can download from your smartphones.
Manage your stress
The holiday season is a stressful time of year for many. Practicing techniques to manage your stress is as important as dieting and exercising. When you are stressed, you tend to overeat. Go to a yoga class, have a walk at the park, or spend 10 mins focusing on your breath to help keep your stress in check.