Between temptation from Holiday goodies and not having very much free time, it’s especially hard to stay focused on weight loss during this time of the year. Don’t panic yet though, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you stay focused and mindful during this stressful time!
Healthy Snacks before Holiday Parties
If you’re planning on attending any Holiday parties this year, you’ll most likely be faced with sugary snacks and not-so-healthy finger foods. Curb your appetite by eating a salad or a nice warm soup before your event. This will help fill you up and resist the urge to reach for any tempting snacks. If you’re worried about being hungry at an event, try bringing your own healthy dish to snack on with others!
Enjoy a Hot Cup of Tea
One of the best parts of cold weather is being able to warm up with a hot cup of tea!
Green tea, black tea, and oolong tea are all thought to aid in weight loss. Hibiscus tea can also be helpful in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. For an extra festive twist, have a cup of peppermint tea after meals to help reduce bloating as well!
Load up on High-Fiber Foods
Foods high in fiber help you feel fuller while also boosting gut health. Try incorporating legumes, asparagus, oatmeal, whole grains, almonds and sweet potatoes into your diet.
Make Time to Meal Prep
It’s easy to get caught up snacking and stopping for fast food in between Holiday errands, but try to set time aside each week for meal prepping. If you need tips on how to start meal prepping, hop on over to our previous article here! Bonus tip: fresh fruit might not be in season right now, but frozen fruits can still be a great option for meal prepping breakfast smoothies!
With celebrations often comes alcohol. It’s ok to splurge a bit and enjoy the festivities, but make sure you set a limit for yourself and stick to it. Alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration and possible weight gain, so make sure you’re also taking the proper steps to stay hydrated and recover properly.
Make sure to give yourself time to rest in between all the chaos of Holiday activities. Lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep can impact your metabolism, moods and decision-making abilities. Do your future self a favor by getting some good rest so that you’ll be clear-headed and focused on your goals.
It’s ok to let loose a little and enjoy festivities, but make sure you’re setting yourself up for success both before and after these events. If you need help staying on track and reaching your goals this year, schedule a consultation with us here!