- Start your day with 1 large glass of water. HYDRATED can be an absolute game-changer when it comes to overeating at parties/gatherings
- Spend 15-20 minutes eating each meal- 20-30 chews, you may find yourself feeling fuller faster
- Eat more salads before going out can help make you feel full, as well as give you a huge boost of vitamins and minerals that will help you the next day if you happen to overindulge in sweets or a few too many alcoholic drinks. Add more before you subtract.
- Walk daily- Aim for 8,000-12,000 steps. Make it a priority. Start by walking 5-10 mins a day. Add 1 minute every time you walk. A month later you will have walked more than you did the past year.
- Put the foods you know you should eat more of in the front of your fridge-easily accessible so you are more inclined to snack healthier. Environment > Willpower
- Go to bed 10 min earlier. After 1 week you will have slept 1 HR longer than the week before.
- Choose grilled over fried- Restaurants offer many choices grilled not just chicken 😉 Be “that” person. There aren’t many of us 🤪
- Enjoy your favorite holiday dish— Use “dairy free, vegan, gluten free, or paleo” in the search engine for the best results without the guilt and belly ache.
- Write down your daily WINS for the day- EX: I drank more water than other beverages. I ate breakfast for the first time this week. I went to ththe gym 2 days in a row.
- End your day with 1 large glass of water- End your day by doing something that will benefit your health
Remember, the holidays shouldn’t be about guilt, shaming yourself, or denying yourself “everything”. A few slices of pie or your moms homemade stuffing won’t kill you, and if you do decide to indulge, ENJOY it! Put plans in place beforehand to minimize the chances of overdoing it, and putting yourself in a position where you feel ill or even just kinda crappy the next day.
If you liked the sound of this and know the habits above is something you’d like to work on…
I challenge you to join the Happy Holiday Accountability Group! We will kick it off this Monday November 20th. Click the link above.
Grateful for your time and wanting to learn healthy habits this season.
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.