With many people travelling during the holidays, it can be hard to stay on track this holiday season. On average, women gain 7 to 13 lbs over the holidays! So, with that in mind and trying to be mindful of how much I eat and drink and my stress level, I try my best to be mindful of how I fuel my body, stay active and sleep well during the holidays.
Tips for taking care of myself and staying on track during the holidays:
Make breakfast ahead of time
I premake my steel cut oats at home and take them with me. This way I know that I am starting my morning with a healthy meal instead of eating bacon and eggs every morning!
Bring healthy snacks
I premake energy balls and granola bars so I’m not tempted to eat Turtles, Ferrero Rocher and baking when I am craving something sweet over the holidays.
Bring a healthy salad to dinner
Bring a dish to dinner that you know is a healthier option so you know that you have the choice to eat more of that dish vs piling your plate high with full fat, cream , butter or sugar foods that might be as healthy to eat.
Have a good sleep
I bring my diffuser and oils with me to help stay calm and sleep better when I am at someone else’s house. I also bring my own pillow so my neck is not sore the next morning.
Less pop and juice
If you choose to drink during the holiday season, have soda vs pop or juice as your mix so you are consuming less calories and sugar
Don’t gut stuck in the rut of staying in the house and sitting on the couch during the holidays. Get outside and go for a walk, go to the gym, toboggan, skate or ski. You will feel better about yourself if you keep active!
Happy Holidays from my family to yours!
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