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Healthy Tips To Get You Through The Holiday Season

Thanksgiving has passed, leaving us with two festive holidays remaining for the 2017 year. As Christmas and New Year’s approach, the holiday party invitations will begin to find their way into your mailbox and email. The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family, friends and coworkers. Invitations to annual holiday parties at work and with family and friends will start to pour in, requesting your presence. Everyone loves a party filled with fun, fellowship and most importantly good food and spirts. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain.
What makes holiday parties great besides the people is the food and spirits. Our bodies are just not used to the overload that December brings. It becomes very hard to resist the temptation of tasting everything at holiday parties. We find ourselves eating things during the holiday season that we wouldn’t normally eat simple because it’s not typically available throughout the year, like sugar-filled desserts and eggnog.
But the holidays don’t have to be regrettable when it comes to enjoying food throughout the holiday season. You can still enjoy great holiday food and spirits without the guilt of pesky weight gain simple by practicing potion control, setting your limitations and having a plan. Be realistic, do not start a diet during the holidays just try to eat healthy and stay hydrated.
The holidays only come once a year, you should enjoy yourself and celebrate with your family and friends with feeling guilty afterwards. Remember, just because it’s available doesn’t mean you have to eat it all. It’s ok to sample and enjoy tasty holiday treats just don’t overindulge.

Here are some simple tips to help you get through the holiday season.
1. Maintain a regular exercise routine and add an extra 20 minutes of cardio and weight training to help burn the extra calories.
2. Continue to eat balance meals with plenty of veggies and protein to keep you full and regular. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and eat a healthy snack between meals.
3. Try replacing your morning coffee with green tea to help boost your metabolism and immune system.
4. Do not load your plate at holiday parties, practice portion control and remember to eat until you are satisfied, not until you’re stuffed.
5. Limit your alcohol intake at parties and other wise to avoid consuming empty calories

Cokeitha Gaddist (67 Posts)