The holidays are a wonderful excuse to spend quality time with friends and family. It is a time to slow down from your usual busy schedule and indulge yourself. One of the most popular forms of indulgence is food! Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pie, cookies, and chocolate are a few of the notorious food items you regularly see on your holiday dinner table. It can be easy to forget your health and fitness goals during the holidays.
For many of us, our health and fitness progress can take a hit during this time of the year. You should be mindful of your goals during this time so you’re not scrambling for your January resolutions.
1. Drink Water
Often times, hunger is actually a sign of dehydration. Dehydration can lead you to overeat when all you really need is a glass of water. Load up on water before and during your holiday eating festivities. You should aim for 8 glasses of water.
2. Eat Until You’re Satiated
One of the biggest problems you may face during the holidays is overeating. Overeating can leave you feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and constricted. Instead of piling as much food as you can on your plate, try selecting small portions of your favorite dishes. That way you can enjoy the taste of each dish without risking too much overindulging
3. Remind Yourself Of Your Goals
The easiest way to go overboard is to lose sight of your goals. To avoid losing focus on your goals, keep them in mind and in sight. You can keep a small notebook of quotes or you can set reminder and alerts on your phone.
You should enjoy your holidays and not get too worked up about the health aspect. If you have lofty goals you want to reach, try these methods during the holidays. Be easy on yourself if you do go beyond what you planned.