With the holidays right around the corner, food becomes even more of a focus in our lives. From large and decadent Thanksgiving dinners to sweet treats at Christmas to New Year’s party hor d’oeuvres, you’ll find tempting foods at every turn. How do you maintain your health during these months of food overload?
Add more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet. You aren’t “dieting,” you’re maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Now is a great time to make sure you’re getting enough fruits and veggies, and something you can continue after the holidays are over!
Drink lots of water. This tip is good all year round. We know that proper hydration helps prevent kidney disease, so drink up! Also, with cooler, drier air headed our way, our bodies aren’t getting as much moisture, according to FitSugar. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
When it’s time to indulge, do so carefully. You can have all of your favorite holiday treats, in moderation! Take smaller portions of your preferred dishes; enough to satisfy you, not stuff you.
Find time to exercise. You don’t have to train for a marathon – just find something that you enjoy doing – and will keep you coming back for more! Exercise will ignite your metabolism; you’ll feel energized and vibrant!