Your recipe for staying on track no matter what’s cooking.
'Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What’s more, it all goes on for weeks.
Here are our, 5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays :
You may not be able to control what food you're served, and you're bound to see other people eating a lot of tempting treats. Meet the challenges armed with a plan:
When you face a spread of delicious holiday food, make healthy choices easier:
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No food is on the naughty list. Choose the dishes you really love and can't get any other time of year, like Aunt Edna's pumpkin pie. Slow down and savor a small serving, and make sure to count it in your meal plan.
You've got a lot on your plate this time of year, and physical activity can get crowded out. But being active is your secret holiday weapon; it can help make up for eating more than usual and reduce stress during this most stressful time of year. Get moving with friends and family, such as taking a walk after a holiday meal. Plan into your day a quick 30minute CrossFit Workout. The Coaches at CrossFit Iceni will always have a quick workout to mind, that will make you feel like you earned that evening treat.
Going out more and staying out later often means cutting back on sleep. Sleep loss can make it harder to control your blood sugar, and when you're sleep deprived you'll tend to eat more and prefer high-fat, high-sugar food. Aim for 7 to 8 hours per night to guard against mindless eating.
Most of all, remember what the season is about—celebrating and connecting with the people you care about. When you focus more on the fun, it's easier to focus less on the food.