5 Healthy Tips For the Holidays

It’s that time of year again: family, friends, fun, and full bellies. Many of us overindulge our appetites during this time, and because we may be dissuaded by the cold from going outside, our mass increases accordingly. But do not be afraid! There are some surefire tips you can use to stay slim during these nippy months.

Healthy Habit Focus: Specifically, you should only be zeroing in on one habit that will keep you healthy, instead of juggling too many practices. For example, personal trainer Gunnar Peterson (of Kardashian and Vergara Fame) will choose to abstain from alcohol, or pass on appetizers or desserts. By limiting yourself to stick with the elimination of just one vice, you’re more likely to stick to your own rules.

New Playlist: When you’re working out, don’t worry about playing the same playlist over and over again. Instead load up with new music, but make sure the time totals the number of minutes you plan on working out. So, if you’re going on a 30 minute jog, load up six five-minute songs. That way, as soon as the music stops, you can too.

Go skinny on the buffet: If you’re in a buffet style setting, wander through first, so you know what you want to grab– as opposed to loading up from the start on anything your eyes fall upon. Also sit a considerable distance away from the food.

Approach Water Differently: It’s an absolute must that you stay hydrated. Also, it turns out that a lot of times when you’re hungry, you’re actually thirsty. Health recommends that you carry a glass of water with you in one hand, and your phone or bag in the other. By keeping both hands full, you’ll be less inclined to reach for that plate of hors d’oeuvres or sugary snack. Also, try drinking a spritzer made with seltzer and a twist of lemon or lime as a drink in between cocktails.

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