It’s the Holiday season and I know what you are thinking…here we go again. The roller coaster of gaining and then trying to lose weight come the New Year. Well, guess what? You DON’T have to do that again, if YOU choose not to! Read on about my Holiday Health Tips on how to manage the holiday buffets, meals and treats. And then don’t forget to schedule in your effective workouts from the PEAR SPORTS app like my Fab Abs, Katy Legs and 3-2-1 Done workouts!
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE YOUR CHRISTMAS IS THE HOLIDAY PARTIES. HERE IS OUR WINNING THINNING PLAN!
The Holiday Buffet, appetizer pass and cookie exchange is a nightmare for calories and consumption. Here are a few simple thoughts for when you get into those situations:
1. Avoid comfortable clothing. It’s always helpful to wear tight clothes when headed to your events to hold you accountable. And remember that most people are not eating mindful, but YOU are!
2. Find the lean meat proteins. Meatballs, chicken skewers, tar tar, sashimi, smoked salmon, you get the meat-filled picture!
3. Fill your plate with raw veggies. The enzymes in raw veggies are great for digestion and good to snack on as well.
4. Splurge on the one item that you love and never get to enjoy. And when I say splurge, it doesn’t mean overindulge. A splurge is three bites! Remember, we don’t want to sabotage all our healthy habits with indulgent choices.
5. Sugar will sidetrack you. I find that once I get sugar in my teeth, I only want more (it’s very addictive). Grab some fruit or dark chocolate to satisfy your sugar cravings, or check out my Poached Pears recipe on www.fitchefkaty.com.
6. And yup, avoid the rest. If I didn’t mention it, then I wouldn’t suggest you eat it. Let’s be honest, “Eat, drink and be merry” comes with a cost and most of us aren’t on our best behavior during the holiday season. Your waistline will be the proof.
7. Make sure to check out some of my quick and nutritious recipes at www.fitchefkaty.com!
REMEMBER, “HEALTHY ALWAYS LOVES YOU BACK”
The holidays can be a very difficult time emotionally. I understand that, as every Christmas morning my kids leave with their dad at 8 am and I am left with a quiet home. But by 8:15 I have my running shoes on to go enjoy a beautiful morning and take some time with myself before I spend time with other friends and family in my life. Our emotions can often lead to negative eating and health patterns. Food has a purpose and that is to fuel our bodies in a nutritious way first, and to be enjoyed in that simple beauty. So make sure to stay mindful as you eat during the holiday season, and make sure to balance extra intake with extra activity. When going through an emotionally difficult time I like to use my energy for a positive activity like exercise (since I can’t afford retail therapy!). So put your earphones in and let me walk you through any of my PEAR sports workouts for a quick and efficient healthy choice that will always love you back! Learn more of my recipes and workouts at www.fitchefkaty.com and pearsports.com.