Maintaining Momentum Over the Holidays
The holidays are fast approaching, and for those of you working to transform their lives, that may bring both excitement and trepidation. The good news is that you don’t have to choose between having a fun holiday season and maintaining your healthy lifestyle. Here’s how you can maintain your momentum during the holiday season!
One of the best things you can do to maintain your momentum during the holidays is to plan to indulge. It may seem strange to stay healthy by enjoying your favorite treats, but if you try to avoid all holiday treats completely, you’re probably going to either be unhappy or give up and overindulge. Instead, look at your schedule and make some plans. If you have a holiday party on the horizon, make that your Free Meal Day and adjust your schedule accordingly!
Focus on Your Favorites.
The ability to enjoy your favorite treats is an important part of your physical and emotional transformation. The key word, of course, is favorite. Don’t fill up on things you don’t really love! Instead, focus on choosing the foods that you’re really excited about and skip out on the treats that are just okay. That way, you can enjoy yourself without overdoing it.
Watch What You Drink.
Between eggnog, hot chocolate, and seasonal coffee drinks, it’s easy to overindulge without realizing it. These drinks are often packed with sugar and empty calories, and because they don’t fill you up, you’re still going to be hungry after drinking them. If you choose to indulge, stick with one cup, and drink water or your favorite Yoli drinks the rest of the time.
Transforming your life isn’t just about what you eat. While the holidays are a busy time of the year, staying physically active is an important part of optimal health. Do your best to keep up your workout routine throughout the holidays. Even something as simple as a short walk makes a difference!
Sleep probably isn’t the first thing on your list of ways to avoid overeating, but it’s really important for your healthy lifestyle. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body makes more ghrelin, a hormone that signals your brain that it’s time to eat, and suppresses the amount of leptin, which signals your brain that you’re full. Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night to feel their best, so make it a priority!
We hope these tips will come in handy as you work to maintain your moment during the holiday season. For more tips to transform your life, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!