4 Tips: Maintain Your Fitness and Still Enjoy the Holidays
Hydrate Like Crazy
We all know drinking adequate water is important. More so important during the holidays when extra goodies are being handed around. Being hydrated will not only help keep you feeling satiated but can help boost your metabolism and not to mention clear your head after all the rum and egg nogs!
- Prioritize Sleep When You Can
Schedules can get busy during the holiday season, but to be at you best mentally and physically prioritize sleep. An increasing number of studies have shown that good amounts of sleep can have a very positive effect on your metabolism. Simply put, proper sleep will keep your metabolism balanced and can optimize your body’s ability to regulate glucose. While sleep deprivation can alter your ‘hunger hormones’ (leptin and ghrelin) leading to an altered appetite and poor food choices.
- Eat Protein and Veggies First
Loading up on protein and fiber rich foods will help keep your blood sugar stable and keep you feeling full for longer. Enjoy the holiday treats but don’t forget the healthy stuff too!
- Get in Extra Workouts
To maintain your body composition, fitness level and to feel your best, add in an extra workout/movement to your week. Walk, don’t drive when you can, dust off the snow-shoes and hit the trails, or better yet book in a few more sessions with your trainer – they will be sure to keep you on track!