Solid, simple tactics with real food and simple movement of your body – and your mind – to put you in the health & weight winner’s circle come January 2012. Part 1 of 10.
I don’t know where you stand in the competition, but I used to be the queen of the Christmas cookie dough bowl and had the pounds to prove it.
You know what I mean. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Over the next 2 weeks, I’m dipping into my arsenal of holiday food & fitness survival tips to share with you my Top 10.
These are all strategies that I practice myself. Put them into practice for yourself and you too can emerge in the new year without the added fluff and regrets of a holiday season of out-of-control eating.
You know you can count on me for the wisdom of experience and no fitness bs, snake oil, or hunger.
No ‘get away with it’ mentality here. Get over thinking you can cheat your body. Mother Nature can’t be fooled.
Can you have some treats and old favorites on occasion and not devastate your progress?
Of course. That’s what Tip #1 is all about.
Holiday food & fitness Survival Tip #1: Be Choosy
Tip #1: Choose your celebration.
Choose your event or feast. Find one event coming up through the holidays at which you would really like to celebrate and enjoy all of your favorites. It could be a specific holiday, the eve of the holiday, pick a special occasion.
Rather than starting at the beginning of the season and just hanging on, taking a “little bit of this” and a “little bit of that” all the way through – which can get you into a lot of trouble -pick that one holiday celebration and enjoy your favorites. You can’t gain 10 lbs on one meal, I promise.
‘Moderation’ is overrated and can be a health and body-shaping killer. Those nibbles through the day seem innocuous but add up fast. See How I Gained 2 lbs in 2 Weeks.
Plus, when you sample the high fat, high sugar, processed fare on a regular basis it messes with your taste buds big time and makes your brown rice taste like dirt. You know what I mean.
Stay tuned for Holiday Food & Fitness Survival Tip #2 tomorrow!
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