Written by: Denise Torres, General Manager @ O2 Fitness Falconbridge
It's that time of year....AGAIN! The season of overeating, it starts sometime around Halloween, with your kid's candy and ends somewhere around Valentine's Day, with chocolates from your sweetie! In between the endless holiday parties and shopping, we fall off the workout wagon. Here are a couple of useful hints to get you through the holiday binging.
4 Healthy Holiday Hints!
- Try to maintain a workout routine. If you normally come to an O2 Fitness center 4x a week, but during the holiday season only 2x a week, that's OK, 2 is better than none.
- Be prepared. If you're going out to a restaurant, look at the menu before hand so you make smarter choices, instead of impulsive ones. If you're attending a party, eat a little something before you get there. If you arrive hungry you will likely eat more. Or better yet bring your own healthy option, so you know exactly what you are eating.
- Drink less alcohol. Alcohol has a lot of empty calories and it increases our appetite. Drink water or sparkling cranberry juice with a twist of lime instead.
- Practice using the word no. Your friends and family will be offering up food all over the place. Don't feel obligated to eat everything offered to you.
Don't start the New Year with the same old resolution to lose the holiday weight! End the year right....stay active and make smart choices!