Over the last 7 weeks, we have provided you with tips and resources on varying topics from healthy snacks and stress to getting a good night's sleep and exercising. As you may have gleaned, weight management depends on more factors than simply monitoring your diet and exercising.
The gift of choice. Loading up on obligations, or spending time with people you don't really want to, sets yourself up for stressful situations. Give yourself the gift of choice so when you do accept an invitation or choose to buy presents - you will be happy in the knowledge that you gave yourself the gift of choice and you'll be more likely to experience these events joyfully.
Have you noticed that we tend to substitute food for entertainment around the holidays? While sitting around the table and enjoying good company and good food is part of many of our traditions, consider scheduling some group activities to get you and your guests away from the table. You will all benefit from better digestion, circulation and the stress release.
Isn't it true that we know the chaos is coming and yet it still manages to rock our boats? The lines are long, dressing rooms are packed, parking is non-existent and yet we STILL go out against our good sense. Now that you've chosen the chaos, here are a few tips to get you through it.
Start before you head out the door. Leave the elastic/stretch/loose- fitting clothes at home. Wearing your slim-fitting slacks, a hip-hugging dress, or your smallest belt with no additional holes left to expand, is the first step to managing portion-sizes.
With holiday sweets and treats adorning employee break rooms as early October, it's no wonder that maintaining a healthy lifestyle around the holiday season can be a challenge!
The comforting foods of our traditional recipes are often the culprits to our seasonal weight gain. Make simple modifications while using traditional foods in a different way and take advantage of seasonal holiday favorites that are delicious and loaded with nutritional value.