The holidays can be a difficult time to stay on track when it comes to healthy eating and exercise. With plenty of tasty treats and elaborate dinners, it’s no wonder even the fittest of us gain a few extra pounds. In celebration of the upcoming holidays, we’re sharing a few tips to help you stay on track and meet your goals.

  1. Stay hydrated. Sometimes your body can mistake feelings of thirst for hunger. By staying hydrated, you can curb feelings of hunger which may lead to overeating.
  2. Go to sleep early and wake up early. This will help you get your exercise in. By making exercise your first priority, you’ll be able to keep your fitness goals in sight – even when life gets as busy as it does during the holidays.
  3. Try to avoid the “all or nothing” mindset. Just because you treated yourself to that slice of pumpkin pie, doesn’t mean your goals are ruined. Don’t get discouraged, keep trying.
  4. Carry an emergency health food bag with you. This bag should contain your favorite health food snacks you can grab in the case of unhealthy cravings or simply being hungry. Don’t underestimate the importance of having healthy options readily available.

Finally, enjoy your holiday and time spent with family and friends! Make an effort to keep exercise a priority and minimize your treat intake. These tips will help keep you on the road to success as you continue your fitness journey.