December Do's

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

It’s a special time of year ... with celebrations, traditions, and festivities galore.

Which is awesome.

BUT ... there’s something not-so-awesome, too – it’s all those sneaky saboteurs that come out during the holidays.

They can set you back in a BIG WAY from reaching your goals.

I put together a list of behaviors you can adopt this December to help avoid the 6 common ways we sabotage our progress over the holidays.

1. Eat fairly normally through the day before a party.

On the surface, eating lightly all day when you know you’re going to overindulge later can seem like you’re doing something good...

But it actually can backfire, leaving you to eat and drink even MORE than you expected because you are so hungry.

A better bet: Eat healthy, slightly smaller meals before you head out … and then enjoy your favorites in moderation!

2. Enjoy fancy seasonal coffeehouse drinks - just not every day!

Even if you’ve seen these numbers before, they bear another look. Talk about empty calories and a roller-coaster ride for your blood sugar levels.

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate: 12 oz (350 ml) has 330 calories & 41 grams of sugar

  • Caramel Brulee Latte – 12 oz (350 ml) has 310 calories & 36 grams of sugar

  • Eggnog Frappuccino – 16 oz (475 ml) has 410 calories & 60 grams of sugar

If you love seasonal coffeehouse drinks, then have one occasionally and check out order tips from @themacrobarista on Insta or on his website!

3. Enjoy your once-a-year indulgence!

Your once-a-year indulgence in your Nana’s famous gingerbread – so worth it!

The store-bought cookies someone bought at the last minute to bring to the holiday party? Not so much. They’ll just leave you feeling tired and sorry you ate them. Let's not just eat it "because it's there."

4. Enjoy alcohol in moderation.

There are a lot of reasons to be intentional about your alcohol intake. It can interfere with your sleep and make you dehydrated ... plus it also contains a lot of empty calories.

But here’s something you might not realize: It can lower your inhibitions, which means you might be more likely to snack on foods you’d normally avoid!

5. Just keep moving.

One of the things we’ve learned over the past 2 years is that being fit is a huge part of being healthy – it can keep your immune system strong and in shape.

Yes, this season can be hectic … but do your best to squeeze in at least a quick workout most days of the week. Not just for your results, but for your mind and overall health.

6. Get your zzz's!

Making time for sleep is SO WORTH IT. You’ll have more energy to tackle the holidays … plus it will even help keep your metabolism revved and appetite in check.

Remember, it’s all about MODERATION.

Having a plan in place is SO IMPORTANT not only during the holidays ... but all year long.

It gets rid of the guesswork while keeping you moving forward.

Need a kickstart when it comes to your health and nutrition? Do you feel frustrated and defeated when it comes to food and weight loss? You're in the right place! I help people just like you learn an approach that works with your lifestyle and incorporates foods you enjoy eating all while working to improve your self-confidence and overall health. And, for the month of December 1:1 coaching is offered at a discount in packages of 3, 6, and 9 months! So let's hit the ground running and make 2022 one for the record books!

If you are ready for results, there’s no time like the present to get started. To learn more click here!

And if no one has told you yet today, you are loved!

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