Make it through this Holiday while having fun!
Holiday preparations, family visits, and epic meals… end-of-the-year festivities can make it feel impossible to avoid skipping workouts, gaining weight, and landing on January 1st with a momentous hangover.
Holiday Survival Tool #1 Eat slowly and to “satisfied” instead of “stuffed”
The most effective (and sanity-preserving) tool for holiday eating may also be the simplest one: Eat slowly. (And stop at “satisfied”, instead of “stuffed”).
This strategy helps you avoid overeating for two main reasons:
It takes 15-20 min for your digestive system to let your brain know that you’re satisfied. Slowing down a meal allows that to happen before you overeat.
Holiday Survival Tool #2:
Folks who want to get (and/or stay) fit will exercise diligently for months, only to get derailed by the holidays and “fall off the wagon” for the entire year.
This plan takes only a few minutes a day, it requires minimal or no equipment, and it focuses on compound exercise (big muscles, big movements) which makes it very effective when you want a good movement session but have limited time.
Below you will find a link to a quick and easy 10 minute workout routine when you find it tough to get to the gym!
Holiday Survival Tool #3: Eating well on the go.
The end of the year has most people bouncing from supermarket to mall to party to recital — not to mention the planes, trains, and automobiles routine if you’re traveling.
With smart strategies you can eat well on the go no matter where life takes you.
Below you will find 25 ways to eat to eat well on the go!
Holiday Survival Tool #4
How (and why) to make the perfect Super Shake
What’s a Super Shake? It’s a nutrient-packed, delicious, liquid meal that you can whip up and drink while you help a 4-year-old glue googly eyes on felt reindeers.
Letting yourself get too hungry is one of the best ways to end up over-drinking and overeating. And during the holidays, you don’t always have the time to prep a nice,
balanced plate of protein, veggies, fruit, and healthy fats.
Holiday Survival Tool #5
The best calorie control guide
Want to get through the holidays without losing strength? Without gaining extra weight and body fat? That’s all possible.
Sure, it’ll feel difficult with all that calorie-dense food in front of you. But your health can survive another year of Mom’s mostly-butter mashed potatoes and
Aunt Marie’s pumpkin bourbon cheesecake if you just eat slowly and pay attention to portions.
No, no… not calorie counting. That’s often annoying, impractical, and inaccurate, especially at Christmas dinner. So try our “hand measure” system instead.