What are your holiday tips? Healthful Pursuit of an LEO Wife

What are your holiday tips?  Healthful Pursuit of an LEO Wife

Healthful Pursuit of an LEO Wife

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How do you survive the holidays without gaining 5-10 lbs?  Here are a few of my favorite tips:

1) Dont starve yourself all day before a big holiday gathering.  Have breakfast and early normally throughout the day leading up to the big meal.  In any setting, I sort of cringe when people say, I havent eaten anything all day so I could save up for this meal.  Generally, just a bad idea in my opinion.

2) Do something active.  I remember as a child, we would have holidays at my grandparents house and then wed go out and play touch football in the street or go on a walk.  How about taking the dog on a walk?  This year, we are having Thanksgiving at my house with friends in the evening so Im planning to hit the gym in the morning since I know Ill have time.

3) Im a person that wants to try everything so instead of loading up your plate to the brim, try taking mini amounts of everything…then if you decide you want more of something, go back for seconds.  My eyes are generally bigger than my stomach so if I make a point to take a mini amount of everything, Im much better off.

4) Drink plenty of water throughout the day and try to drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic drink.

4) Send food home with your guests.  This ensures you wont eat all the leftovers the next day.

5) If you go crazy at a holiday dinner, dont let it be an excuse to go crazy from November-January.  Get back on track the next day.

Easy peasy.  Honestly, if you plan and treat it like any other day, youll feel much better about yourself.  Key word here is plan!!

How do you handle the holidays?  What are your tips for staying on track during the holidays?

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