So here’s my plan for the holiday season:
MOVE – At the party mingle, take picture, sing at the karaoke station…. Anything but hang around the food table. And when you do nibble at the table, limit the complex carbs. Have a number in mind before you head out to the event — allow 1-2 pieces for the evening.
BALANCE – Eat mindfully the day you’re going out. Eat smaller meals during the day to allow a few extra calories in the evening. If you’re planning to have a glass of wine, reduce the intake of fruit for that day.
WATER – Water down alcoholic drinks; I’ve gotten into the habit of indulging in a white wine spritzer: Ok so the buzz may not be as good, but it’s 1/2 the calories. Totally worth it. : )
EXERCISE – Keep the focus on your training regime. If it’s hard to get motivated, invest in a new exercise program, try a new exercise class or give yourself an early Christmas gift of new workout cloths.