5 Hacks to stay on track over Christmas!
Christmas time is a very festive season, filled with lots of delicious food, and numerous family encounters, leading us as individuals into a frantic, busy and a genuinely unorganised month of madness if I do say so myself. It may seem as though the gym is becoming out of reach and that your disciplined diet is slowly yet surely disappearing. So below I have created 5 Hacks to stay on track over Christmas as it is the season of giving and I wish to enlighten you with as many easy ways to get through Christmas time as smoothly as possible.
1. Start Your Day Off Right
Starting your day with a healthy-filling breakfast can curb any unwanted cravings and leave you satisfied until your next meal. By consciously eating you can make wiser choices when it comes to eating those indulging foods you may not be able to give up.
2. Keep The Gym Membership
Christmas time can be a burden on your bank account, but keeping your body, mind, and health in check shouldn’t come at a price. Investing in your health doesn’t have to be time-consuming, by hitting the gym or keeping your body active for 45 minutes 3 days a week over the festive season can put those extra calories you’re consuming to better use.
3. It's All About Balance
A balance between diet, exercise, and life can often be thrown around quite a bit, but especially when it comes to Christmas you want to enjoy good food, family time and a huge abundance of alcohol. By creating a balance you eliminate any guilt that comes with treating yourself, thus while keeping you inline and accountable towards your health and fitness goals. Applying a principle of 80% healthy eating and 20% eating whatever you want can keep you in check.
4. You're Going To Drink, Do It Right
There’s no real acceptable way to avoid partying with your family and knocking back a few beverages, but there is a way to limit the extra calories. The trick is to bring your own low-calorie mixers such as soda water, no-added-sugar juices or water. There is also an ingredient in alcohol called ethanol which contributes to dehydration, consuming a glass of water between each alcoholic beverage will help you lessen the hangover.
5. Learn To Say NO
If you’re reading this, then obviously you believe that your health and fitness is a priority in your life. There are people out there who may not have this same perception as you and this is where you need to have the courage to say ‘NO’. Stay strong to your beliefs and health and fitness goals, if you don’t wish to eat those treats because someone you know made them especially, don’t worry about the guilt, say no and remember your goals at the end of the day.
Overall, it is totally up to you, you are the only one who has a say in what you do to your body. Make wise decisions over this festive season and you won't regret a single thing as you have worked hard for your figure, there is no need to throw it all out of the window now, stay on track and have a very Merry Christmas.