It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrr......except you can't enjoy it due to the anxiety you feel when you think about all of the deliciously fattening foods that will be at your fingertips. Well, despite what you may have thought, it is possible to let loose a little without completely undoing all the hard work you've been putting in, working on your Better Body. Here are a few tips to get you through the Holidays guilt free and still on track with your fitness goals.
1. Don't completely skip your workout just because your family is in town or vice versa. It's tempting to brush off your responsibilities when your loved ones come to visit and I mean, really who doesn't love a good excuses to call out of work? But do NOT skip your workout. Now this doesn't mean that you need to keep the exact routine you were doing, but make sure you make time for exercise. Get up early before the family wakes for breakfast and get a quick 30 min body weight circuit in or go run a mile. Better yet, plan a family walk or sporting event. Shoot around with the basketball or walk the dog together, Anything is better than doing nothing, especially when it's likely that your caloric intake will fluctuate over this time period.
2. Remember portion sizes matter. When it comes time for meals, fill your plate with veggies and lean meats first. Eating vegetables first, helps curb overeating by filling you up with low calorie and high water content foods. Use a smaller plate and don't go back for seconds unless you actually aren't satisfied.