Eating healthy can seem like a much bigger challenge over the holiday season, especially if you’ve been invited to parties and are worried that the food on offer will ruin your healthy eating efforts. Party food can be super tempting and it can derail all of your good intentions but here’s the good news: you’re much more in control than you might think and there’s plenty you can do to stay on track and still have fun.
If you’re trying to avoid putting on weight this holiday season, it’s a good idea to limit how much alcohol you drink. Liquid calories from alcohol (and mixers such as soda) can mean that you consume far more calories than you intended and it’s not great for your health either. A lot of people find themselves drinking more at this time of year than any other, with the intention of balancing things out with a detox January.
The combination of colder weather and plenty of comfort food can mean that your health and fitness goals are sidelined over the holiday season. Plus, lots of people find that they put weight on too, which can be hard to shift come January. If you want to avoid this scenario, you’ll need to be a bit more diligent over the festive period and take a few extra steps to be active and eat well. Here are some tips for staying fit during the holiday season, even when you’ve got lots of plans!
The holiday season can be a big source of stress when it comes to relationships, especially with family. If you’ve ever had a big fallout at this time of year, you’ll know how quickly things can escalate when stress rises and frustrations boil over. But it’s not all bad news as the holidays can also be a great opportunity to build deeper and more meaningful connections with family and friends. Here are some tips to help you to do that!