The struggle around the holidays IS real and we feel it too! We want to have abs, BUT we also want all of the cookies...and candy...and sweet potato casserole. In episode 11- Here's to a Healthy Holiday Season, we share must-have tips to dominate the holiday season (as in stick to your healthy eating, exercise and supplement routine like a boss!).
Heading to a party with a buffet? Scope out the selections before you fill your plate. Use the healthy plate method to ensure you get a healthy meal you'll enjoy. Here's how:
1. Fill half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables (green beans, salad, veggies from the veggie tray, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, cabbage, asparagus, etc)
2. Fill one quarter of your plate with starch (potatoes, stuffing/dressing, corn, bread, pasta) *TIP: go for the good stuff on the holidays! Skip the boring bread roll.
3. Fill the other quarter of your plate with protein (turkey, roast beef, shrimp, ham, pork, deviled egg, cottage cheese, fish, chicken)
There are plates divided like this that are very helpful, otherwise just visually divide your plate into those 3 portions.
Help out the host of the party by bringing a dish to share. A healthy one of course (this is a nutrition podcast after all). Bring Emily's Protein Pumpkin Spice Mousse Bites. Guests will love trying something new and you'll know you have a healthy option at the party. Win-win!
Make a plan today to keep up your fitness routine during the holidays, because it's usually the first thing to go when things get hectic. Commit to a certain number of minutes or workouts per week, for example commit to at least 3 cardio sessions per week through the holidays. They can be indoor, outdoor, dancing, walking, spinning for example. You might not have time for your regular routine, but exercises like dancing can be done anytime, anywhere!