Only 22 days left until January 1st! Where are you in your Holiday Challenge to MOVE? Are you doing the holiday hustle burning calories where you can, making smart choices when it comes to treating yourself and keeping stress levels in check? Or have you released your plan to exercise this season and let everything loose, including your sweet tooth and your belt?
- Peruse & Be Picky Please: With virtually unlimited access to buffets of sweets and high calorie, rich appetizers it is easy to consume over 1000 calories without batting an eyelash. So, I take a look at the entire selection BEFORE I make my choices. I let my eyes do the tasting first…mmmmm…..yum! Then, I choose a few of my favorites; small to moderate portions of course. I enjoy those as I mingle with friends and family (AWAY from the display of easily accessible food). If I want more, I can refill my plate. But, more times than not, I am satisfied with firsts..and perhaps one more tiny indulgence or a Christmas cocktail. Try it: ‘Peruse & Be Picky’.
- Don’t Stockpile Calories! I used to be guilty of this but no more! I don’t care what program says what. ‘Banking’ calories by not eating all day long just so you can overindulge at a party makes NO sense. If your body is starving, it will STORE the food you finally consume. Plus, you are more likely to become bloated and emotionally less likely to exercise control in making good choices when your brain has been hijacked by the effects of low blood sugar! So, instead I eat at normal times through the day
- For a few more of my Food FIT for the Holiday Tips: check out my personal blog! http://katieoldham.blogspot.com/ I think that you will enjoy it…plus there is a new recipe to be found there for (drum roll please……) Sweet Potato Pie. Okay, it is ALMOST guilt free. I made it for the MissFIT Team at our Holiday Team meeting—rave reviews is all I have to say!
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