Part of what makes the holiday season so great is being able to relax with family and friends, and to break free from daily obligations- at least for a couple of days. Another great component is the assortment of sweet and savory treats available.
We all have weaknesses, of which mine include gravy, chocolate, and most variations of dessert. While it is perfectly healthy to indulge on occasion, how can you satisfy holiday cravings, without slipping too far from your normal routine?
What can be added to keep things healthy?
- Fibre is a BIG part of every meal. Don’t neglect your fibre over the holiday season. As you FILL UP on turkey and gravy, be sure to FUEL UP on broccoli, brussels sprouts, and spinach
- Christmas morning often consists of sweet treats. By taking 15 minutes, before breakfast, for a quick jog, you can help manage the effects of sugar, as it is digested best following exercise
- The holidays are often special because of the people we get to spend time with. When visiting, or hosting, family and friends, initiate an evening walk around the neighbourhood to get everyone moving
By following these steps to keep things healthier during the holidays, you can indulge without the guilt.Wishing you a happy (and healthy) holiday season!
– Ben Robinson