Are you trying to reach a fitness goal this holiday season?!
I’m all for enjoying dessert and wine during the holidays, but I still have goals to reach so I try not to go overboard. I mean I’m human so of course I go overboard sometimes but I try not to let it happen at every party or get together I go to
If you have a fitness goal you’re trying to reach- it’s still possible to work towards that goal during the holidays. I used to go to holiday parties and binge on everything there. I would overeat the appetizers and by the time dinner came, I was already full! I would also avoid eating too much during the day to stay within my “macros” at a holiday party. That would cause me to just overdo it later. After learning from my mistakes and too many stomach aches- I’ve put together some tips for navigating holiday parties:
Tips for Navigating Holiday Parties
- Bring a dish: Bring a salad, veggie or fruit platter, or healthy side. By offering to bring something this guarantees there will be something healthy to choose from!
- Don’t arrive hungry! Enjoy light, but nutrient dense meals earlier in the day! What do I mean by nutrient dense?! Meals with high protein, high fiber carbs, & healthy fats to help keep you full throughout the day. Some examples include: Greek yogurt with fruit and nuts, whole wheat wrap with protein and veggies, or a salad with lean protein Also, have a protein rich snack before you go- protein shake, apple with nut butter, or some hummus and veggies so you don’t show up starving!
- Set a drink limit! I try to limit my alcohol to 2 drinks because I know I wont feel good the next day if I have any more. If you plan on drinking- make sure you’re having plenty of water throughout the party and in between drinks
- Create a healthier version of your favorite dessert to bring! It’s totally okay to treat yourself to goodies at a holiday party, but it’s also fun to create healthier versions of too!
Hope these tips helped! Have a wonderful holiday everyone!