Staying On Track Over The Holidays 

 

The festive season is here, bringing joy, celebrations, and of course, delicious food! At Shulman Health and Weightloss, we understand the holiday season can be a bit daunting, especially if you’re focused on healthy goals. But don’t worry, you can still enjoy this wonderful time without derailing your progress. Here are some straightforward and effective strategies to help you navigate the holiday feasts.

 

 8 Tips for Sustaining Your Weight Loss Over The  Holidays

 

1. Prioritize Protein 

High-protein foods keep you full and stabilize blood sugar levels. Aim for 3-5 ounces of quality protein per meal to help control your appetite.

 

2. Don’t Skip Meals

It might seem like a good idea to save calories for the big holiday meal, but skipping meals can harm your metabolism and lead to overeating. Keep your regular eating schedule to maintain balance.

 

3. Snack Smartly 

Stick to your routine as much as possible. Make a conscious effort to choose healthier snacks and be mindful of portion sizes. Try making a plate instead of grazing to better control your intake.

 

4. Plan Ahead 

Contribute a healthy dish to holiday gatherings that aligns with your eating plan. Prepare meals for non-celebration days to keep your diet on track.

 

5. Relax and Enjoy 

Stress can lead to increased appetite and cravings. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to relax. Remember, it’s okay to enjoy the holiday season.

 

 6. Stay Active

Incorporate exercise into your holiday routine. Even a family walk or a light workout can make a difference.

 

7. Drink Water

Thirst can often be mistaken for hunger, and staying hydrated can help you avoid overeating.

 

8. Conscious Drinking

As we often say…”It’s not just what you drink, it’s what you ate because you drank”. Deciding ahead of time how much alcohol is enough for one evening is much more effective than hoping you don’t over-indulge.

 

The holiday season is not about deprivation but about sharing time with friends and family. Focus on celebrating without compromising whenever possible and let yourself off the hook if you went off track. You can get back to your healthy routine the next morning!

 

And as a little extra, here’s a link to some delicious, guilt-free holiday treats that align with your goals. Enjoy the holidays with joy and health!

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