Healthy Hacks for the Holiday Season

Healthy Hacks for the Holiday Season

Helping get you through the holiday season without losing track of your progress...


Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s — these are supposed to be times of celebration, togetherness, and happiness. But, let’s be honest sticking to that fitness routine can be challenging. You’ve worked so hard to eat well and get to a point where you’re not dying at every workout. Don’t let all that hard work go to waste! Here are some helpful tips help you stay true to your health and fitness plan, while attending holiday parties with your family this holiday season!

  1. Eat Well - Choose healthy options every day and stick with it, even if you’re traveling or planning on having company. Plan healthy options full of protein and colorful veggies as your appetizers or sides. Not only will YOUR body feel better, but your company will enjoy a healthy option too!
  2. Stay Active - Just because it’s the holiday season, doesn’t mean you have to take a holiday from the gym. Be sure to keep up your fitness routine. The holidays are the best with your #fitfamily! It’s a great time to talk about ‘healthy’ or no so healthy recipes, who’s kids are coming home, or where you’re traveling. Plus, there are usually holiday themed classes which makes burning those festive calories much more fun!
  3. Treat Yourself - Be sure to allow yourself some cheat meals/desserts. It’s the holidays! If you know you’re going to be tempted by all those yummy pies, cakes and cookies, go ahead. Just remember to keep it light! During dinner fill up on lots of protein and veggies, maybe pass on that second scoop of mashed potatoes or stuffing.

Above all else, enjoy your holiday! This is the time to be social, spend time with family and even indulge (a little). Say yes to the eggnog and the cookie. Balance it out, and invite your friends and family to get active on a walk around your neighborhood to see the lights or go ice skating. You don’t have to sacrifice everything to achieve your health and fitness goals. Share your healthy holiday living with us at #IHaveOnelife.