So, Christmas is quickly approaching! Temptations are definitely going to be at an all time high! The party's and get togethers bring with them appetizers, cocktails and heavy meals. Which, in turn, brings saddle bags and muffin tops! Boy! Couldn't we all use some tips to help keep us on track this holiday season.
Tip 1: Don't neglect your workout
Holiday time doesn't have to mean that every day is a rest day. Continue to do as you're doing, yes, it's the holidays, your schedule is going to look differently that any other time of year. So, plan for it,, schedule your workout for a different time of the day. Get up a little earlier if you must, you'll be happy that you did!
Tip 2: Look for healthy alternatives
While you're having a great time at those holiday party's, you don't have to give in to the rich, fatty foods. Scope of the produce. Load up on salads or fruit and veggies. Skip the high fat dressings though and opt for a combo of balsamic vinegar and lemon. Another great idea is to bring a dish to the party of a healthy option that you can eat lots of yourself in case there are no options that you're comfortable with.
Tip 3: Portion control
The holidays are no excuse to eat double or more what you would normally eat. Protein should be no more than the palm of your hand, starches should be no more than a cupped handful as quick references. Then fill your plate with veggies.
Tip 4: Don't skip meals
Don't skip meals during the day in preparation for the event and the possibility of going off track. This only leads to overeating and making poor food choices. You could even drink your shakeology before your event to help to keep you on course.
Tip 5: Remember that nobody's perfect
Try your best to stick with your meal plan, but all in all, don't grow to hate clean eating because you somehow feel a sense of deprivation during holiday time. Keep at least to 90% of your meal plan if you feel the need to stray. But be very careful not to overindulge.