HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SLEIGH THIS CHRISTMAS!
Nutritionist & Creator Miss Fit Supplements
The box of Celebrations on the coffee table, the smell of roasted veggies and bubbly bottles of prosecco lining the fridge door...While Christmas might be the most magical time of year, it’s also often the most over-indulgent, boozy and carb-filled period in our calendars.Whether you’re heading home to your families for the festive season or planning to hit the town with friends, December is full of temptations that can easily wipe clean all of that hard work and progress you've made throughout the year.I think we’ve all learnt the hard way, that eating without guidelines can result in overindulging which leaves you feeling sluggish, bloated and guilty. There’s a strong idea of ‘but it’s Christmas’ mentality that we all have fallen guilty to in the past. It’s so fun to let our hair down and enjoy ourselves during the festive season, but it’s important to remember to look after our bodies. And no, Christmas is not an excuse to abuse it.This busy festive season has the power to make the most avid gym goer and devoted health-conscious girl fall off the wagon.BUT, it doesn’t need to be that way...
I've put together some helpful tips and tricks that will keep you feeling like a Miss Fit Gal whilst still enjoying what the festive season has to offer... just without the bloat and super-tight jeans.Follow these steps to prevent that unwanted weight gain (and still enjoy dessert).
Only eat when you’re actually hungryThis sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s much easier said than done!During Christmas, there is food everywhere you turn, whether it’s a night out, in the office or at home. It can feel almost impossible to turn down when people are sharing tasty desserts and snacks. But before you reach for that second handful of sweetr, chocolatey goodness, stop and listen to your body and what it’s telling you. You will know if you’re eating out of boredom, or simply giving into a sugary temptation.
Remember to eat slowly and enjoy every mouthful. It's easier to combat overeating when you’re mindful. If you are able to choose your food, don't deny yourself anything but allow the proportions of healthy food to be bigger than the unhealthy options. Load half of your plate with vegetables and the other half meat and carbs. It might sound silly but saying the alphabet in your head while chewing, helps you to slow down.
- Don’t go back for seconds...no matter how tasty it is
Nobody should ever be deprived of Christmas cake or mince pies, but when it's the store-bought kind that's packed with all kinds of additives and preservatives, we’ll pass. Sticking to homemade goodies is always a good option and being mindful of your intake is also important. This small change will contribute to have you feeling and looking your very best, minus the guilt.
- Stay away from packaged of processed foods
It’s easy to forget about staying hydrated when you’re having fun, especially when there’s wine involved. Running the risk of feeling dehydrated and a little too drunk can leave you feeling painfully hungry. This dangerous combination often leads to mindless snacking and boredom binge-eating. By drinking a glass of water with every drink, you’re able to pace yourself and think smartly about the food you’re choosing to eat.
- With every glass of wine, have a glass of water
- Protein, Protein, Protein!
Just because you're indulging doesn't mean you have to go crazy. Staying mindful of your calorie intake will keep you feeling on track. Having a healthy balance of protein will keep you feeling fuller for longer. It will also keep your body prepared for that impromptu workout.
Holding yourself accountable during the silly season is one thing, having a friend to assist you with this is another. Making a plan to exercise together a few times a week will keep you on your A-game together and have you feeling fresh this Christmas. The Miss Fit Workout Guide exercises are all easy to do at home workouts. Give them a go. Follow these tips and you'll SLEIGH Christmas 🎄