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How to survive and enjoy holiday indulgence Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Food Survival Guide

                  Now that the holidays are upon us, we are surrounded by friends and family and that means party hardy, food, and alcohol.  We should be able to enjoy plenty, including our favorite indulgences, without eating everything in sight!  Here is a list of helpful ways to not sabotage yourself while having a blast!

  • Plan out those treats!  Try not to eat the holiday goodies that you could care less about.  Save up and plan for your yearly favorites. 
  • Don't skip meals!  Just because a holiday dinner is an 8 course meal that includes appetizers and dessert does not mean that you should skip lunch to make room for all those calories.  If you eat at your normal frequency, you will avoid overeating and a stomachache.
  • Eat before a party!  Have a healthy meal before you head out the door to avoid over indulging at the party and you will probably not have to loosen your belt at the end of the night.
  • Fill up on veggie appetizers!  This will satiate you and leave room for only your favorites.
  • Keep moving and schedule those workouts on your calendar!  When you schedule your holiday parties, mark your calendar with your workout days.  Sometimes with all hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easier to work out first thing in the morning to get it out of the way. 
  • Watch out for those extra calories!  Gravy, whipped cream, and heavy sauces add a tremendous amount of calories and are easy to skip without skimping on flavor.
  • As always, drink lots of water!

I will see you at your next workout!

Aaron Wright

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