Happy first Friday in November! Join me, Cynthia and Courtney every Friday for the happening-est party in town, the Friday Five. Today we’re all about staying healthy during the holiday season. I broached how to stay fit last holiday season. But now that candy land (ie, Halloween) is over and done we’ve got stuffing town and gingerbread housing to develop – it’s going to be food overload the next couple months. BUT it doesn’t have to be.
1). Focus on the FUN not the food! Holidays are about being with family and friends. Yes, food comes along with that but enjoy the reveling and celebrate the reasons for being together.
2). Eat before you go. If you have a day of shopping or partying ahead of you eat a healthy meal before heading out so there is less chance you’ll Eat All the Food later.
3). Carry snacks. Keep your favorite bar, snack bag of fruit, or trail mix handy when you are out and about to curb your appetite in between errands or your travels.
4). Be that guest. You know, the one who always brings the healthy dessert or veggie tray (I love that guest!) Well, that could be YOU!
5). I always say this but be kind to yourself. Indulge a little as there is nothing wrong with treating yourself (in moderation).
Speaking of FOOD – I am excited to be hitting up the Metro Cooking DC show this weekend. It’s gonna be a blast! Who else has big weekend plans? What are some of your healthy eating tips during the holidays?