The holiday season is almost upon us and this time of year is often accompanied by parties and family events leading to additional calories in our diet. Below are a few tips to help you navigate this time of year.
1. Snack before you go! If you snack before attending a party you will be less likely to over- indulge. Have you ever been to a party and the food is served so much later than you expected and you are famished by the time it is served? If you control your blood sugar by snacking before you will ward off unwanted calories.
2. Know your numbers- it would be wise to find our your InBody Body Composition before the season begins. Knowing this number will help motivate you to stick to your strength training program during the holidays. You will learn your resting metabolic rate, percent body fat, lean body mass, etc. The registered dietitian can educate you on these numbers and help you plan your holiday eating.
3. Set a drink limit for the week- this time of year it is easy to drink more than the rest of the year.
Rather than trying to control each day, set a goal for the week- in a perfect world, this should be
0-4 drinks. Try and save two for a party that you know will have cocktail service. Or- go with
lemon and water for your second beverage.
4. Hire a Trainer for the holidays- we all have too much stuff so why don’t you give yourself the gift
of health this holiday season and get a jump on the New Year! Even if only for two months,
having an appointment with a personal trainer will keep you on task and not missing workouts!
Plus, you will avoid unwanted lbs during the hectic holidays.
5. Take a yoga, SYNC, Stick Mobility or Pilates class 1x week (or get a monthly massage) to help you
manage the symptoms of stress and reduce your Cortisol levels.
While the holiday season is an amazing time of year, it does add an extra layer of stress and additional
time commitments. Please stay true to your fitness goals and do your best to stay on track this holiday
season! We are here to help, so please let us know what we can do for you!
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