Healthy for the Holidays 🌲🎅🏻
As the Holidays are upon us, it is common to experience frequent meals out, cancelled practices/workouts, and simply feeling out of routine. This can often lead to guilt and feeling the need to “get back on track” once the Holidays are over.
The below tips will help support healthy behaviors and prevent feelings of guilt during the Holidays so that you can enjoy your time with family and friends!
Tip 1: ESTABLISH A BLUEPRINT ROUTINE 📍
Lack of routine is often what causes many to feel like they have fallen off track. To prevent this, establish a blueprint routine that is flexible but incorporates a few important pillars. Maybe this is waking up at 7 am, drinking 50 oz of water, working out in the afternoon, and eating your favorite mid-day snack. Stick to 4 or 5 things that you already do daily that make you feel your best.
Tip 2: HYDRATE AND EAT FIBRE 💦
The Holidays often means more travel and less healthy habits. Two things to focus on even on the day of a Holiday, drink enough water and eat enough fiber. Aim for at least ½ oz per lb. body weight and 25 grams of fiber. For reference, one plastic water bottle is 16 oz and 1 cup of broccoli contains 4 grams of fiber. Spread out your water and fiber intake throughout the day by setting a per meal and snack goal.
Tip 3: DON’T SKIP MEALS 🚫
It can be tempting to skip meals on days when you may not have class or when you will be attending a food party that night. Refrain from doing this as it often leads to over-eating and feelings of guilt. Instead, pace yourself and have a nourishing breakfast first thing upon rising and another meal 3-5 hours before the big meal to give you adequate time for digestion.
Tip 4: SUPPORT YOUR MIND 🧠
Your mind is a powerful tool! Do something everyday that helps support “healthy.” Maybe this is a quick workout, eating fruits and vegetables at each meal, or going for a walk after dinner. These simple tasks will help release powerful hormones that promote the feeling of general well-being.
How are you supporting your health during the Holidays? Share with us using #CheerDistrictFueled