Friday, November 30, 2012

How To Eat Healthy During The Holidays

Hey fit peeps! Happy Holidays! Can you believe that we only have 4 more weeks left until it's officially 2013?!? Crazy, right?!? This year has just flown by! So here are again, in the holiday season once again and you know what that means... food, food, and MORE FOOD! EVERYWHERE! What with the holiday parties at work and with the family, the abundance of food and drink never stops! What's a fit girl or guy to do?

Well, have no fear, Confessions a Fit Girl is here, giving you 10 tips on how to eat healthy during the holidays! Check 'em out!

  1. Skip the liquid calories - try drinking as much water as possible! Water is zero calories and zero bucks! Can't beat it!

  2. Load your plate with healthy options first. A good rule of thumb that I always follow, holiday season or not, is having the vegetables fill the biggest portion of the plate.

  3. Wait 15 minutes before going for seconds. Often if we wait awhile before immediately going back for another plate, we'll find that we were never really hungry at all. (A case of our eyes being bigger than our stomach as my mom likes to say.)

  4. Drink one sip of water between each bite. Water fills you up quick, the more water you drink with your meal, the smaller the meal you'll actually eat! Pretty neat trick, huh?

  5. Eat sloooooowly! I'll be the first to admit that I'm guilty of not following this rule, I'm naturally a fast eater. But eating slower allows you to have a better gauge of your hunger.

  6. Leave the table as soon as everyone is finished eating - removes any temptation.

  7. Don't forget to exercise! This should be a given. Exercise burns the calories from holiday cakes, pies... etc.

  8. PORTION CONTROL - have one bite, use a smaller plate, save food for leftovers.

  9. Limit extras like butter, mayonnaise, stuffing, and gravy. All those little extras add up! Save your calories for what you want most.

  10. DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF BEFORE! The hungrier you are, the less self control you'll have.

Finally, don't stress if you indulge a little! One day of overeating will NOT ruin months of hard work & progress. Happy Holidays! 

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