Top Tips to Stay on Track During the Holiday Season

Kaitlyn Rawson, RD

Plan ahead: Strategizing ahead of time can give you a sense of control and reduce the chances for making spur-of-the-moment food decisions that might leave you feeling uncomfortable later.

Eat consistently, and avoid skipping meals: Not eating for long periods of time can increase overeating. When you become too hungry this can lead to poor food choices.

Focus on balancing your plate: Choose protein first then focus on fiber foods. This will help avoid filling up on slider foods.

Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after the event. Always carry a calorie-free beverage with you to avoid mindless eating.

Don’t hang around the food table: It becomes harder to resist the food when it’s right in front of us. This can lead to mindless eating and grazing.

And finally ..Enjoy your meal and return to your normal routine the next day! Remember that a holiday is ONLY one day and NOT an actual season. It isn’t about the occasional indulgence or the occasional missed workout that matters. It isn’t about being perfect, it’s about focusing on being consistent. Consistency is key and balance is necessary to stay successful!