Change your relationship with food this holiday season and learn how to adopt new healthy habits into your daily routine!
Holiday Need to Knows
While Buddy the Elf follows and swears by the elves’ four main food groups of candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup, it is not sustainable for weight loss. So this holiday season, try adopting healthy habits of your own and change your relationship with food year-round!
Healthy Holiday Tips That Will Have You Saying “Ho Ho How have I never done this before?”
Eating healthy and incorporating physical and mental health during the holidays does not mean that you have to miss out on the festivities. It requires hardly any change of routine that you might have done years prior! We have some advice on how you can focus on your weight loss goals without missing out on any of the fun this holiday season.
Find healthy alternatives to your favorite holiday dishes. Healthy options around the holidays may sound like a lot of work, but it is much easier than most people realize. Any holiday dish can be made in a way that is healthier than you may think. A great example of a healthy habit to think about when it comes to your favorite holiday dishes is to make all of your meals homemade versus store-bought since most pre-made foods have more added sugars and sodium in them. Cranberry sauce is a holiday favorite, and it is a lot healthier to make from scratch instead of purchasing a canned alternative. Another tip for the holidays is to include more vegetables with your holiday feast this year. Vegetables are a great way to spice up your dinner table, and it adds more color to your selection of delicious meals. Even if the vegetables are more of an accent piece to your main entree, it encourages you to eat vegetables with the rest of your meal! Revitalize’s weight loss program provides seasonal recipes to help you stay on track with your goals.
Slow and steady wins the race. The anticipation of holiday meals can lead to poor eating habits, but do not let that anticipation get the best of you this holiday season! Make sure you are slowing down when you eat, it not only is better for your digestive system, but it also is a way to avoid over-eating. This tip is another way to focus on portion control, which in general, is a really important practice to factor into your daily routine. Making sure you practice portion control can be as simple as eating small snacks throughout the day to avoid overindulging in 3 large meals. The benefits of portion control include better digestion and will help you reduce the amount of food you are eating.
Physical and mental health is such an important task to remind yourself of during the holiday season especially. This time of year can be extremely overwhelming, and it is easy to lose focus on your physical and mental health. We recommend even just working on small exercises daily or going for a walk right after you eat! Walking after you eat is not only great for your digestive system, but it also allows you to destress! While physical health is extremely important, it is just as important to take care of your mental health. Whether it is taking meditative rests throughout the day or sticking to your routine sleep schedules. Both of these tips can help you to keep your mind clear and focused during this busy time of the year!
Getting Into The Holiday Spirit
We are so excited to see your growth this holiday season and cannot wait to help you change your relationship with food! While the holidays are a time for giving, take time for yourself to focus on what you value and what your goals are as we reflect on the past year and move into a bright and shiny new year! If you are looking to start this new year off with a new weight loss goal, contact us today, and we will help you get back on track!