By : Rachel Scruggs
It is so easy to break a healthy routine over the holidays when you’re surrounded by your mama’s double fudge brownies and your grandma’s perfectly carved turkey. We often develop bad Holiday habits due to the abundant amount of food, free time and not sticking to our usual schedule.
So what are some ways to break bad Holiday habits?
- Don’t overeat
It’s easy to overeat Christmas cookies, desserts and other foods during the Holidays, but try to make ONE BIG plate and eat that. If you absolutely need a second plate, make sure it is your to-go plate for leftovers. Just because all the food is there doesn’t mean you have to eat it all; remember to eat portion sizes.
- Wipe away germs
With the Holidays comes nasty germs and sickness. To maintain great hygiene wash your hands whenever you’re about to eat, etc. Also, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and always use hand sanitizer.
- Drink lots of water
Research shows that if you drink a glass before you eat you’re less likely to overeat because you won’t be so full on liquids. Try making a water goal to get the amount of ounces you need daily and eat hydrating foods.
Strive for 30 min to 1 hr of physical activity daily. If you create an exercise regime it will help you keep your fitness goals intact.
- Learn to say “NO”
This theory will not only keep you from overeating, but it aids in setting your priorities. By saying no to taking on many tasks others may ask of you you’re able to make time for yourself.
- Get some rest