Let’s face it: It is hard to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan during the holidays, I’m not naive about that. Everywhere we turn, there are tempting foods, drinks, and treats from office parties to our own traditional family favorites.
When you add in a busy, stressful schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers that make it tough to squeeze in exercise, you have a recipe for disaster as far as the pant sizes are concerned.
The good news is that you really can get through the holidays without gaining weight. It will take SOME effort, but you will thank yourself a thousand times when January 1 rolls around and you have no regrets!
There are 3 main components to surviving the holidays and emerging a healthier, happier person in the New Year instead of the “Oh I feel like crap” that we have all experienced.
Workouts: I know that you don’t want to spend some of your holiday factoring in gym time; so that’s I’ve assembled 4 effective workouts that take a min of 20 minutes to complete and keep your metabolism up long after you’ve finished the final exercise. The best part? These can be done at home with minimal equipment or just bodyweight for those that are in the middle of travel.
Nutrition: Eating supportively during the holidays is a struggle for most. Between the ever-present holiday sweets and the seemingly weekly holiday feast, keeping your calories in check becomes a monumental challenge. In this guide, here is a simple but effective system to help you control the holiday binges and keep you on track.