While there is nothing wrong with splurging a little around the holidays, you probably don’t want to spend all of January working off your Christmas dinner. The number one rule to follow this holiday season is moderation. Have a cookie, a slice of pie, a glass of wine, and a rich dinner… but maybe not all in the same sitting.
If you are going to a dinner where you know the food may not be the healthiest, don’t go hungry! Have a healthy snack before you go so you don’t dive head first into the chips and dip the moment you walk through the door. Keep in mind that at many holiday parties there is a lot of mingling before dinner is served, so pick something that will keep you full. My go to is a small protein shake and a few almonds.
As always, stay active! If you will be staying around the Vermont area this holiday season, take advantage of the special holiday schedule we are offering at Fit2Excel. If you will be traveling, search online for workout videos to get your heart pumping or brave the cold and go outside for a run!