Top 10 Holiday Survival Tips

 

  1. Drink plenty of water.

It is recommended that you drink half your body weight in water daily. Make sure to get it in, we often confuse thirst for hunger.

  1. Control temptation.

Don’t purchase your stocking stuffers or treats too early where they sit and stare at you. If you bake, make sure to share with others!

  1. Cheat a little.

Stay on plan at least 80% of the time. Choose one event/meal to cheat at per week. This makes you focus on what you really want to use as a treat and keeps you from the week long binge. <gasp!>

  1. Move your body more.

Dance while you’re at that party! If you work out daily, add an extra walk before dinner or your event. If you don’t work out daily, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

  1. NEVER go to a party hungry.

Eat a healthy small meal before you go to that event. This will help keep you on track. My favorite go to is a peanut butter chocolate Shakeology.

  1. Substitute healthier versions of calorie heavy holiday foods.
  2. Partner up! Get an accountability buddy or into a challenge group to help you stay on track.
  3. Keep a food journal.

I don’t know what it is about writing it down, but if I have to log what I eat, I make better choices.

  1. Eat more fruit and veggies

If you are at a party, take a small plate and fill it with fruit and veggie options. Eat them slowly as you make your way around the room and talk with people.

  1. Celebrate without food

Okay, this one is hard for me. Play games, go outside, or go cruise for Christmas lights.

Heather Dubay