While we exercise caution over our food intake and monitor our health throughout the year round, there comes a drastic change in our lifestyle as soon as the holiday season hits! With the onset of holiday season comes a huge array of delicious foods and drinks. Thanks to these delicacies, we are unable to exercise judgment on what to eat and what not to!
It is as if we are completely mesmerized and lulled by the smell and taste of these foods, so that we have no option left but to eat them! But this doesn’t have to be like this! It is possible to change this trend and control your food intake in the holidays. But how would you do it? Well that is what this article is all about!
1. Don’t quit your diet in the holiday season: I know you don’t want to do this, but if you throw your dietary restrictions in the wind and indulge yourself in junk foods as much as you can, is it any different than quitting your diet program? Many people wait for the holidays to come so that they could get rid of their ‘boring diet’ and eat their favorite foods! If this is you then forget about weight loss!
You should self-discipline yourself during the holidays in the same way as you had reigned yourself before the onset of holidays! If you find it too hard to control your food cravings, you may want to write down some positive affirmations on a sheet of paper. These affirmations would boost your self-esteem so that you won’t even think of indulging yourself. And of course, don’t forget to reward yourself if you manage to stay fit during the holiday season!
2. Don’t wait for new year to start your workouts: Don’t wait for all the Christmas weight to pile up before you start the weight loss process! Don’t wait until the new year to take a weight loss resolution! To be honest these resolutions seldom work! If you are serious about weight loss and fitness, you should start your workouts much before the onset of the holiday season, and continue them throughout the holiday season, non-stop!
This would ensure that you stay fit when the new year comes, even if you indulge yourself a bit in Christmas! Remember that there is no better gift you could offer yourself or to your loved ones than your sound health!
3. Use discretion: Just because there are a lot of sumptuous foods laid out before you doesn’t mean you have to eat all of them, right? It pays to choose your foods wisely and stick to your choice. Even better, plan what foods you would be eating and what not at the party, even before you have attended it! Then stay firm on your decision.
If any of your friends prods you to take a larger bite of the pizza or a little more sip of alcohol, simply decline the offer. Keep in mind that a friend who is not concerned about your health is not a true friend anyway, and you are any day better off without such friends!