Christmas Fitness Tips

Christmas Fitness Tips

You can enjoy Christmas without going overboard, here’s how:

  1. Fifteen minutes before the big meal, drink two 16 ounce glasses of water.  This will help make you feel full with less food.
  2. Plan on getting two plates of food.  On your first plate, pile on the vegetables. take a modest portion of lean meat,  and just take a small, satisfying portion of everything else.
  3. After finishing your first plate, talk and and enjoy the company of friends and family for at least fifteen minutes before going back for seconds, and then drink another 16 ounce glass of water.   This delay allows your stomach time to tell your brain that it’s been satisfied.  By delaying you will find that you will end up eating far less and being just as satisfied.
  4. Start a new family tradition. After the meal, take a long walk! This serves two purposes. First it burns off that big meal you just had but more importantly, it makes you feel less guilty. Call it even, one big meal and one big walk. The next day you can go back to your healthy eating. This avoids the common effect the holidays have on people, the old  ”I’ve already blown it, I might as well wait till spring to start a diet” attitude.
With these four simple tips you can enjoy yourself today AND feel good about yourself tomorrow!

 

christmas fitness tips

Tips to help you enjoy Christmas without over doing it.

10 thoughts on “Christmas Fitness Tips”

  1. Thx for the advice, but I’m bulking up during winter! If I gain some fat, that’s fine. I’ll just burn it up before summer. (obviously health is not my #1 priority right now)

  2. “After the meal, take a long walk!” – not so great idea when everybody
    else is totally filled up, outside is -20 celsius(-4 Fahrenheit) and
    snow is half meter(1.5 feet) deep :)

    But the water trick helped a lot, big thanks for that!

  3. I don’t do cheat days throughout the year, But Christmas day will be my annual cheat day. I will stuff myself silly. Then do some weights and cardio. Indulging for 1 day out of 365 is reasonable if you have self-control.

  4. I mean its all good stuff but what to do when you are far away from city in a cottage for about a week. Its damn hard to eat 160 g of protein and vegetables when you are only with friends who are all abou THE PARTY TIME. God wish winter break was already over :D :D

  5. I’m not sure if that much water mixed with the food can be good for you. I mean, it waters down all the stomach juices which should help you digest the food properly, but of course, it’s just my modest opinion ;D Happy holidays folks!

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