You’ve been showing up for yourself, hitting the gym and eating well. You’re starting to see results and feel proud of yourself. Not only are you getting those gains, but you’re feeling amazing and your mood has improved.
Then, the holidays hit.
Who can resist all the delicious food (and drinks)? The holiday season and (unhealthy, yet delicious) food go hand-in-hand. It’s difficult to think about this time of the year without desserts, rich side dishes, and a few-too-many holiday libations.
While resisting the holiday season is completely out of the question, navigating a healthier route is definitely still feasible. To stay on track with your nutrition goals, check out these tips on how to eat healthy this holiday season.
Looking out at your spread of holiday dishes, try to choose protein over the mashed potatoes, bread rolls and casseroles.
Consuming more protein is not only great for building lean muscle, but it will fill you up and prevent overeating. Of course, choosing turkey over honey baked ham is the nutritiously smarter choice, so be wise when choosing which food to put on your plate.
Let’s face it: we all tend to overeat during the holidays. It’s natural—the holidays, and the food they bring with them only come around once a year!
While resisting the urge to overindulge can be difficult, setting your dinner plate up for nutritious success can help you achieve this goal.
Instead of filling your plate to the brim with every meat and side dish imaginable, try platting smaller portions. You can eat all of those holiday favorites that you love so much, but in moderation. Don’t overdo it and be reasonable with your portions.
And, as previously mentioned, prioritizing protein first will help you avoid unbuttoning your pants at the end of the meal!
…and we don’t mean an extra serving of mashed potatoes! Make some room on your plate for the roasted brussel sprouts and spinach salad that others are passing on. Veggies are high in nutrients and fiber and will help you feel full and prevent you from overeating.
We understand the logic behind skipping breakfast and lunch to “save” all of your calories for that big holiday meal, but showing up on an empty stomach will more than likely equal overeating followed by a food coma.
On top of that, who wants to be hangry while you’re waiting for the best foods of the year?
Instead of skipping meals we recommend having a balanced breakfast; for example, a smoothie using Her Whey or Vegan Protein with nut butter, a banana and milk is a great way to get a mix of healthy fats, protein and carbs before the big meal.
So, you made it through Thanksgiving dinner, but didn’t quite stick to your healthy expectations…and now here comes the Christmas cookies.
No worries! Her Night Time Burn is essential for making a comeback after overindulging in holiday goodness.
Her Night Time Burn is an innovative sleep aid fat burner that *literally* burns fat while you sleep. Who knew burning fat could be so easy?!
On top of helping you reach your goals, Her Night Time Burn also supports REM sleep, which will help you feel rested after a long night of catching up with the family. With this fat burner, the holidays don’t have the slightest chance of slowing you down!
If “avoid overeating” doesn’t seem like manageable advice, then Shred Her Max is definitely for you.
Instead of relying on good intentions to save you from holiday feasting, our advanced appetite suppressant will give you the support you need to stick to your goals.
Shred Her Max helps to reduce cravings, curb your appetite, and help your body burn fat faster.
At the end of the day, Thanksgiving and Christmas only happens once a year. So, don’t be afraid to ease up on your dietary restrictions and enjoy the holidays, without the guilt.
Once the celebration is over, just be sure to get back on track with your fitness goals.