Keep moving I see a lot of people who when the holidays roll around just quit on their workout routine. I know there is a lot to do but guess what its life. There will always be something to do and somewhere to be. You have to make time to exercise. The best thing to do is to schedule it in the morning and get it out of the way. Another great idea would be to schedule a physical activity with your family and friends with whom you’ll be spending time. Get everyone involved! Whatever you do, do not put exercising to the side. It will help you burn off those extra calories you may consuming and will also keep your energy levels high for all those parties you’ll be going to!
Portion control I should have put this first on the list because it is the single most important tip i can give you. You must watch how much you are eating. Even if you are not making the healthiest choices around the holiday you can still get away with it if you keep it to a minimum. If you are shoveling cakes and cocktails without a care in the world, trust me, you will pay for it my friend! Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied. Notice I didn’t say stop when you’re full but when you are satisfied. It take about twenty minutes for your body to send a signal to your brain letting it know that you are full.Eat slowly giving yourself time to really taste, enjoy and digest your food.
Cocktail limit Oh my… Where do I even start with this one. Those cocktail calories really add up! Its all empty calories so you are not getting any nutritional value in return. You are getting nothing but sugar and sometimes a hangover in the morning if you over do it. Keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. Even worse that the empty calories you are getting is the fact that alcohol lowers your inhibitions so you could end up eating more junk you were not even thinking about.
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