How to Stay Slim Through The Holidays

The holidays are a time to enjoy family and friends, get cozy while the snow falls outside, and a time to enjoy some of your favorite comfort foods that aren’t around all year. The struggle for some people can be navigating how to enjoy all of these foods without gaining extra pounds that might be hard to shed after the holidays are finished. Staying healthy and slim through the holidays is not impossible, though! Here are some great tips to keep you feeling slim through the holidays and beyond:

Create a great workout playlist

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean it’s time to cut out your workouts! Going for a run in the chilly weather can be so invigorating and energizing, and is a great way to burn off the calories from that pumpkin pie. You can also start to integrate indoor workouts such as free weights and yoga into your exercise routine.

Limit your sweets

If you’re someone who always gets a clean bill of health at the dentist, you already know how important it is to limit sugar. Dental health is so important and cutting out sweets, or at least reducing them in your diet, is a big way to ensure your teeth stay strong and healthy. Replace tempting sugary desserts during the holidays with healthier options like sweet potatoes and fruit.

Drink water

Water is one of your most important tools for combating weight gain during the holidays. Keep a glass of water with you at holiday parties and you’ll be less likely to keep reaching for the cookie tray. Water is a great replacement for high-calorie alcoholic drinks at parties as well. Drink water with squeezed lime for a more interesting taste.

Drop the guilt

No matter what kind of health plan you’re on, there’s nothing worse than a huge load of guilt to kick your health to the curb. You’re always going to want at least a bite of your favorite food, so what’s the point of restricting yourself so much that you can’t enjoy a holiday party? Enjoy your favorite foods in reasonable amounts, and you won’t need to worry about gaining weight from them.

Snack healthy when cooking

Ever find yourself preparing a delicious dish or dessert for a party, and nibbling so much during the taste-testing process that you find yourself full at the end? This a dangerous way to consume way more calories than you actually intend to. So cut up an apple and have this at hand when you’re cooking, so you can snack on something healthy and full of fiber while you’ve got your tempting dish in front of you.

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