During the holidays, it’s incredibly easy to put on extra weight, and even keep it on. The holidays only come once a year, so why not splurge, right? Splurging isn’t necessarily the worst thing you can do this holiday season, but it’s important to consider the following before chowing down on that lion’s share of sweet potatoes.
- Get Active! Create a calorie deficit by exercising off those extra calories before you even sit down for your holiday meal. Before the family comes over for your holiday celebration, lace up those running shows, strap on that heart rate monitor and beat the holiday bulge before it has a chance.
- Don’t skip breakfast! Many people think that by skipping meals throughout the day justifies binging on their holiday meal. However, by starving yourself throughout the day, you’ll be more inclined to over indulge with sweets and other undesirable foods.
- If you’re the cook of the house, consider altering your favorite holiday dishes to be a little healthier and waist-band friendly.
- Try and resist the temptation of seconds. By eating one balanced plate, you’ll have more room for a delectable dessert, and feel less guilty doing so.
When it comes to the holiday season, enjoy yourself, but consider making healthy decisions to ensure you don’t succumb to the dreaded holiday bulge.