The Holidays are an especially difficult time to eat right and stay healthy. It is important to be realistic and not try to lose weight during this season. Instead, do your best to maintain your current healthy lifestyle and be sure to plan time for exercise. Exercising will also help you to relieve some holiday stress and prevent unwanted weight gain.
When the time to enjoy your favorite holiday indulgences does arrive, keep in mind there is a way to do so while staying on track. Hereís how:
Be sure to wash your hands. With the
number of people youíll come into contact with throughout
the season, washing your hands frequently will help to
prevent the spread of germs.
When enjoying alcohol and other festive holiday beverages, do so in moderation. These drinks, such as eggnog or hot chocolate, are filled with empty calories, so limit your intake and try to have a glass of water between each.
Use smaller plates to help with smaller
servings. When at a buffet-style party, itís okay to try
what you want, just stick will small portions and stop
eating when you are no longer hungry.
Get plenty of rest. Try your best to go
to bed around the same time every night to help reduce
Make sure you exercise. Use your extra time off of work to maintain, or even start, an exercise regime. This too, will help reduce your stress while burning off any extra calories you may have consumed.
Enjoy your holiday season!
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