End of the year equals holiday season. It’s time for celebrations, family gatherings, end of the year parties. It’s time for eating and drinking.
We read many articles about eating healthy and staying fit during the holiday season.
Well, it’s definitely a lot easier said than done. You can still stick with your healthy diet and exercise program during the holidays, but don’t be too hard on yourself. It is time to celebrate and enjoy a little overeating, why not?
Most people start the New Year on some sort of diet anyways. The holiday season is quite short and perhaps a few tricks can help you to “get by” it.
You do not want to be the complicated person not eating anything because of your diet. Don’t embarrass your grandma or anyone who spent hours preparing the holiday meal. Refusing may be very impolite if your excuse is “I’m watching my diet”. Try eating small portions, just a few bites will not significantly affect your diet.
You don’t have to eat a lot of everything. Small portions and moderation are the secret to most successful diets, but here’s trick number two: don’t stop exercising.
You don’t need to go to the gym for your regular workout. You can do something fun. Walk your dog, go ice-skating with your family and friends, play some backyard recreational football, just a few ideas to burn some calories while still having fun.
Forget about losing weight for the next few days. Try not to gain any weight and you should be in better shape to start 2009.