Surviving the Holidays. They are everywhere!

As a personal trainer, I’ve been told many times “I’ll start eating healthy . . .”
  • Tomorrow.
  • After this party or that party.
  • After graduation.
  • After my vacation.

Or the biggie . . . “I will start eating healthier after the Holidays”.  What phrase or phrases do you use often?  You might want to rethink those since every month of the year has some sort of holiday, vacation, party or life event,

*  November – Thanksgiving
*  December – Christmas
*  January – New Year’s
*  February – Valentine’s Day
*  March – Spring Break
*  April – Easter
*  May – Memorial Day/Mother’s Day
*  June – Father’s Day/Graduations/Summer starts
*  July – 4th of July/Summer Parties
*  August – Summer/Busy with school
*  September – Labor Day
*  October – Halloween

Then . . . Guess What?? It’s November again . . .

So when is a good time?  Remember you don’t have to be perfect . . .  Just be better.

Enjoy the Holidays but don’t use it as an excuse to go overboard or continue the massive eating, live for the Holidays, vacations, etc.  Just enjoy the food you love but don’t inhale it.  Eat it, taste it, enjoy it until satisfied.

You would like more tips?

Allow yourself occasional treats and splurges.  Keep the scale where it is rather than trying to actually decrease your weight.

There are several ways to accomplish this:

  • Don’t skip your workouts.
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Keep a food diary.
  • Monitor your hunger.
  • Weigh yourself twice each week.
  • Watch your portion size.
  • Deal quickly with leftovers.
  • Check in with your future self.
  • Go public and gain intense accountability.
  • Hire a trainer even if you’re thinking along the lines of:
    • I already know it all.
    • My friend can make me a meal plan.
    • I only need to cut out sugar and fat.

You can survive the holidays with no added weight gain.  (1) Remember these tips and (2) keep a vision of what you would like to feel like on January 1st in mind.  Want more?  Refer back to last year’s Holiday Survival Guide and the goal of maintenance. ====>

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