Tips on How to Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season
The holidays are coming close, and with it, the many parties you’ll be going to where you’ll be gorging yourself with delicious food. Here are some ways you can keep your healthy lifestyle in the midst of the holiday frenzy.
1. Prepare healthy dishes!
Whenever you’re not going out with friends or going to parties, make sure to cook yourself some healthy meals that will combat the stuff you ate and drank on nights out. Stock your freezer full of pre-prepped healthy meals you can just take with you to the office for lunch rather than going out to a restaurant or fast food joint.
2. Workout religiously.
Some relaxing ones that make you sweat, like yoga or running, will get you through the vacation vibes. You will also burn calories while giving your mind a welcome break from the social interactions you’ve been having during the holiday season. Don’t say that you “will work off the holiday weight gain after New Year’s day;” start working it off right now.
3. Try every dish in moderation.
We’re all tempted to just get big servings of everything on the table, but the best way of eating in a buffet is to proportion your portions. Get a serving spoonful of one dish and then move on to the next. Don’t cheat and go for two or three servings of the same meal. Round things out with lots of veggies and fruits, while drinking water to keep hydrated.
4. Pour the sauces a little at a time.
We love our lechon , roast beef, and other savory dishes that come with their own sauces. But take it from us, pour the gravy and sauces lightly. These sauces definitely have some sugar or salt that will retain the liquids you intake, making you look and feel bloated after Christmas and New Year.
5. Munch on healthy snacks in between parties.
And for the times of the day when you’re not eating full meals, nibble on snacks that are nutritious and good for you. Protein bars, smoothies, and salt-free crackers are great snacks that stave off any cravings.
It’s always better to start early, so make your New Year’s resolution to start working out again (or more) a reality from the moment you finish reading this post. So go out there and start that grind!