Alright, it’s that time of year we all love…the HOLIDAYS! The weather is cooling off (it’s slowly making its way to Texas) and the smells of pumpkin and apple spice is filling the air! Holiday parties are happening left and right with tons of yummy treats and seasonal dishes. For those that are trying to stay fit these things can be a big setback or challenge so here are a few tips and a healthy meal to help fight the holiday bulge! These will help you successfully make it through the holidays without the guilt and shame of weight gain!
Here is an easy and delicious recipe for a clean eating Crockpot Turkey Chili! It’s perfect for a cold day when you want something yummy to warm you up.
5 Tips to Fight Holiday Bulge:
- Portion Control
-Have in your mind what you want to eat. If it’s Thanksgiving and you know you want turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, and pie then let yourself have some! The key is to not over eat to the point of being sick. You can still enjoy your holiday favorites it just takes a little self-control on your portion size. Sometimes I like to use a smaller plate so I’m not tempted to pack my big plate full. Also, don’t feel like you have to eat everything on your plate. If you are full, be done. Let’s be honest, any time after we pig out we think “Oh, I ate too much food!” and then are left with guilt. Just decide before hand that you’re not going to do that.
- Stay Hydrated
-Another great thing to help with not over eating is to drink water! It sounds so simple but you’d be surprised how much it can help. Try drinking 64 ounces of water each day and drink a tall glass before each meal. Sometimes you think you’re still hungry but actually all you need is some water.
- Don’t starve yourself
-A lot of people like to not eat all day and then go all out for the big holiday dinner. This is so bad! By the time you get to dinner you are so hungry and you have 0 self-control so you end up over eating. At the same time, you’re probably telling you self “I can eat as much as I want now because I haven’t eaten anything all day”. The truth is the calorie intake of what you eat in that one meal is probably more than what you would have eaten in 3 meals that day.
- Have/bring a healthy dish
-If you are going to a dinner party or helping out with a family dinner you can always bring a healthy option. The internet is FULL of healthy holiday meals and side dishes. You can still make some of your favorites but look up healthy substitutes for things that add more calories or sugar. Roasted veggies, sweet potatoes, and a yummy spinach and cranberry salad are just a few options to think about!
- Join my challenge group
If you want some extra accountability over the holiday season I am going to be having a get fit in the holidays challenge group. This is great because you wouldn’t be doing this alone, but would have a whole group of people doing the same thing. Having other people with a like-minded goal makes a huge difference in your results and helps you push on towards your goals with things get hard.
My new accountability group is kicking off soon! So if you are serious about getting in the best shape of your life, having more energy, and losing inches and pounds, then this program is just for you! The Challenge Group is starting November 14th and we will be trying out the new program Core de Force! It doesn’t matter where you live… You workout with the DVD’s and a personal trainer in your living room everyday!
- Are you ready to take control of your health & fitness?
- Do you want to feel more confident?
- Are you ready to take your health & fitness to the next level?
- Do you want to be part of a supportive group of people?
- Are you willing to invest in yourself?
- Are you willing to follow an EASY to follow plan for 21 days?
- Are you ready to create a healthy lifestyle at your ROCKING healthy goal weight?
If you answered YES to the above questions, then you are ready for my Fitness for The Holidays Challenge Group!
Feel free to contact me with questions or more information of the Challenge Group at Karma@FitKarma.com