The holidays are quickly approaching and that means that you’ll be preparing your stomach to take on some of the most delicious foods that you’ve eaten all year.
From the turkey at Thanksgiving to the chocolates and sweets at Christmas, there isn’t a shortage of fattening and unhealthy food during the holiday season. The good part is that you don’t have to give up all of the delicious treats, all you have to do is take advantage of the following tips to stay fit during the holidays.
Tip 1: Exercising in the Morning
We all know how difficult it can be to fit exercising into your regular daily routine, now imagine fitting exercising into your holiday routine. Between shopping and cooking, it may seem like all you have time for is sleep. Make sure that you push yourself to exercise first thing in the morning to set your day off right. Not only is it great for limiting the effects of stress but it also helps to make sure that you’re getting rid of excess fat.
Tip 2: Everything in Moderation
As we discussed before, you don’t have to entirely give up all of the goodies that you can enjoy during the holidays, as all you have to do is enjoy them in moderation. Limiting yourself to a certain amount of treats will help you to appreciate the holidays but it will also prevent your body from wanting to binge once you have a fridge full of leftovers. Make sure that you don’t eat too much that you can’t burn off with your regular morning workouts.
Tip 3: Bring Healthy Treats
One of the main things that everyone notices during the holiday is that they attend more parties than usual. Instead of relying on the food that is available from the host, offer to bring some healthy treats instead. That way you won’t be rude by bringing your own dinner and you’ll be contributing to the party. There are hundreds of delicious yet healthy holiday recipes that you can find on the internet.
Tip 4: Drinking Enough Water
It can be tempting to try to take on the world when you have so much shopping, cleaning, decorating, and preparing to do. When your body isn’t hydrated enough it simply cannot function like it should. This is why it is essential that you focus on getting enough water (8 glasses a day) into your body. It is also a great way to help curb any cravings for excessive binging on holiday treats.
Yes, it’s okay to have a little fun this holiday season but sticking to these healthy tips will ensure you maintain your beautiful figure during the holiday season!