Its holiday season and all those parties, special events and delicious dishes usually mean that you put on a little extra weight over the festive season.
Don’t diet over the holidays
It’s almost impossible to attend all these festive events and lose weight at the same time, so don’t set yourself up for failure. Be realistic about your expectations and manage your calorie intake with one thing in mind; moderation!
Get back on the horse
So you ate three cookies and had a glass of eggnog, the best thing to do now is take it easy for the rest of the day. If you do give in to temptation, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater and go on a binge. Instead, just try your best and don’t leave the healthy eating for your new year’s resolution.
With holiday movies, visiting family and friends and cooler weather, it can be tough to motivate yourself to get moving. Don’t skimp on your exercise regimen over the holidays. Instead, make moving part of your holiday fun. Make snowmen outside with the kids, go ice skating with friends or take walks around your neighborhood to see the festive lights. It’s ok to stay away from the gym, but try to get moving over the holidays so that you keep your weight in check and feel better too.
Don’t forget the water
Drink a glass of water for every glass of wine or every cocktail so that you stay hydrated and feel fuller. When it comes to drinks, try to limit yourself to one or two a day as they do contain a lot of calories.
Keep track of your progress with a bathroom scale from Healthcheck Systems.com.