Happy Holiday’s Everyone!! Here are some great tips to get you through the rest of the month.
Fit tip #1 ~ OK we are into December. Big eating month for sure. It’s OK to enjoy little goodies but work for them. Make sure you get your workouts in so you can feel great. Also when you exercise you won’t feel like eating big amounts of Junk food. Work hard and don’t let this month get you down. You can take control and make healthy choices.
Fit tip #2 Drink 1 10 oz glass of water 20 min before each meal. This will help you feel full and you will be less tempted to overeat.
Fit tip #3 if you are invited to bring a side dish to a Christmas party bring a vegetable platter. Snack on your own platter enough to get a bit full then eat a small amount of the other items on the table. This will save you a load of calories and you wont feel guilt at all !!
Fit tip #4 Do not starve yourself to think your saving your calories for the big bash. This can unleash the hungry beast and you will overeat , pig out or just darn right eat everything in sight. Instead make sure you eat and drink enough during the day so when you get to the party you can choose wisely.
Fit Tip #5 Water, Water and More water. With Winter coming the weather can be so dry. Water is so good for our skin. Also drinking a glass before each meal can really aid in helping you not overeat. Be good to yourself. At least get 8 but up to 10 8 oz glasses of water a day.
Fit Tip #6
Consider giving the gift of fitness to yourself and loved ones. Here are a few ideas for gifts.
Fitness resistance balls or a Fitbit!! I love mine!!!
Click here to check the one I have out. I love the Fitbit Charge 2
Fit Tip #7 If you find yourself getting loads of Holiday treats as gifts making there way to your house Re-gift them. You don’t have to eat everything that comes to your home this month you can even Take home-baked goods to a homeless shelter. Also a tip from being a fire fighters daughter take treats to the fire stations. They will for sure love them.
Fit Tip #8 I have to give this tip over and over because it is one that many struggle with. Drink Your Water. Research has shown that when people drink more water they really do eat fewer calories during the day it will keep that full feeling so you wont overeat. Also with dry weather it so good for your skin. So keep drinking. Take a paper out and leave it where you will see it mark it throughout the day so you know your are getting your min of 10 8 0z glasses a day!! Drink UP!! It’s good for you…
Fit tip #9 Understand that Being Healthy is a Lifestyle. If you really want some good changes you really need to take change seriously. Having a good combo will make for success. Proper sleep, Good nutrition, and daily physical activity. Use exercise to deal with holiday stress. It works!! It really works!!
Fit tip # 10 Holidays can be hard but with variety and moderation you can get through them without weight gain. Focus on eating lot’s of veggies during the day in between your meals and also if you have a slip and eat some junk don’t be to hard on yourself. Just get back on track the next meal. Stay motivated knowing you want to enjoy the holidays but everything in moderation!!
Fit tip #11 I track what I ate on Everyday health my Calorie Counter. Click here to go to Everyday Health Calorie Counter.
Having this as a tool.. Give it a try and stay accountable
Read the stories of many that have lost weight using this simple tool. I was blessed to be one of the users they featured but there are so many success stories. Click here to see Calorie Counter Success Stories.
Fit tip #12 Take a 10 minute you break each day. Holidays can bee so stressful and YOU breaks are needed. Set or lay in a comfortable position. Take so nice deep breaths. Inhale in nice and slowly than breath out through your nose slowly. I have really had to do this regularly when I am stressed with my asthma. But it can help with any of life stresses. So be good to yourself and give yourself a few relaxing minutes each day to do this
Fit Tip #13 OK, so you can’t get in a workout today. I preach not to skip them so just get your exercise in while on your errands, shopping for Christmas. Park far away from the store or mall. Walk at a brisk pace in and out to your car. While baking take a 5 to 10 min brake and do some push-ups and sit-ups. Instead of driving to see all the lights in your neighborhood take a family walk and enjoy the lights with the ones you love. At night you could grab the kids and do Wii just dance. We always have a blast doing this and its a fun way to enjoy time with your family.