Nancy Anderson’s Keys to a Healthy 2015!
1. Eat Your Protein First! At holiday parties we always want to go for the carb filled, sugary, empty calories at first glance. Instead of doing this, look for protein or a veggie option first. Fill up on the best option available then treat yourself to the carb filled treats last. If you have already satisfied your hunger with the good stuff (protein and veggies) then you will be less likely to over indulge in high calorie, high sugar, high carb holiday foods.
2. Wait 10 Minutes to Go Back for Seconds! After you have been to the holiday spread table and finished your plate, don’t jump right up and head back for seconds. Make yourself wait 10 full minutes. Drink some water during that time, chat it up with the rest of your table and then after you have waited 10 minutes, if you’re still hungry then let yourself grab another serving. Usually if you just wait it out a few minutes, and let your stomach catch up with your brain, you realize you’re actually not feeling hungry any more and voila! You just saved yourself hundreds of unneeded calories!
3. Get in Your Workout First! Before holiday events and even carrying this tradition into your New Years fitness routine, get your workout in first thing in the morning. This way it can’t get pushed back throughout the day only to be never completed because you end up getting “too busy” with work, family or holiday activities. Get up, workout, and remove that thought of “Man, I need to go workout still…” from lingering over your head all day. Get it in, get it done, and stay on track.
Nancy’s Favorite PEAR Workouts