It’s not uncommon for you to want a well-deserved break during the holidays, not only from work or study but from your usual exercise and diet routine. This is understandable. That said, it is important that diet and exercise aren’t completely forgotten or neglected.
For most, it’s hard enough to exercise anyway, but add holidays to the mix and many of us find exercise becomes less of a priority and eating healthy harder to manage.
So, how do you find that balance?
1. Plan ahead
If you’re traveling, planning ahead can make all the difference. Take some time to figure out what your options are so you’re ready for anything. Just a few ideas:
Look up information about the hotel you’re staying at and find out if they have an exercise room.
Search for walking, running or park trails nearby.
If you’re staying with family, ask if they have any fitness equipment.
If that’s not an option, find any nearby gyms and ask if they let guests use their facility.
Plan simple workouts that don’t require much space or equipment. If you’re traveling or have visitors, you may be able to sneak in a workout in the basement without bothering anyone. Bring resistance bands!
Be active with family and friends. Doing some type of physical activity with your family, even something as simple as a family walk can get your mind off food and allow you to bond with your loved ones.
2. Snack wisely
During the holiday season, unhealthy snacks like cookies and other goodies tend to be available for you to take as you please.
When treats are easy to access, you’re more likely to snack unnecessarily.
At home, this problem can be solved by keeping treats out of sight. However, it is more difficult to avoid situations that you can’t control, such as at your workplace or a family party.
Try to be mindful of your snacking habits. If you find yourself munching just because there’s food around and not because you’re hungry, it’s best to avoid snacking altogether.
However, if you are hungry and need a snack, opt for real foods. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are filling snacks that don’t contain added sugar or unhealthy fats.
3. Watch your portion sizes
When the holidays arrive, it can be easy to overload your plate.
The best way to overcome this is to control portion size or use smaller plates.
Also, make sure you eat enough throughout the day before partying. Going to a party absolutely starving is a recipe for overindulging. Opt for meals that are high in protein and filled up with vegetables, this will help you feel full. Order @megafitmeals today to help you avoid a catastrophe during the holidays!
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