Ever had the experience where you’re so into your diet and workout sessions but when holidays suddenly come up, you find your self binging in an endless feast of fatty meals and sugary treats? That happens to a lot of people. The bad part about it is that some of these people just blame the holidays over and over again for their lack of progress in their diet. Well, it certainly is difficult to find discipline in a season filled with feasts but here are some tips to help you stay fit during the holidays.
- Avoid Unhealthy Foods
Eating in moderation may be difficult to do during holiday seasons. So the best thing to do is to just avoid the foods that are very much unhealthier than the rest of the holiday foods. Examples would be soda, cheesecake, cookies, and buttery foods.
- Drink in Moderation
A six-pack of beer and a few glasses of wine are staples during the holiday season. The best way to stay off the calories that come with the booze is to simply drink in moderation. Don’t drink your self ‘til the next year. Drinking an extra bottle or an extra glass already has long-term effects on your diet.
- Take Care of Your Cardiovascular Health
After a night of feasting or partying, try to wake up the following day (if you’re not hung-over) to a morning jog to get rid of the extra calories you added into your system last night. Aside from burning the calories, you also get to keep your heart healthy in the long run.
- Don’t Stop
Literally don’t stop doing your diet. A lot of people give up after binging on the holidays because they felt that all of their progress just went down the drain. Just proceed with what you were doing prior to the big binge. Or think of Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Thanksgiving (if you celebrate this Western holiday) as your cheat days. Workout hard and watch what you eat for a whole week or two and then reward your self on the holiday. Then go back to the daily grind the next day.