December offers many ways to celebrate the holidays and enjoy time with the people you love. Although, many of us feel stressed because our regular routines get a little out of whack. Today’s technology simplifies our lives by reminding us to stick to our morning rituals, group exercise classes, and allowing ourselves time to slow down and find peace on our yoga mats. Many of us have apps on our phone to remind us to eat clean, choose our food wisely and balance our days with healthy meal plans.
Simple ways to be good to yourself while enjoying this holiday season to the fullest:
- Always eat before going to a holiday party. This avoids binge-eating calorie packed items.
- Offer to bring a healthy appetizer or dessert so you share in the eating festivities. You will be able to enjoy food without being paranoid about its nutritional facts.
- Alternate alcoholic beverages with a large glass of water so your body stays hydrated and it helps you control your intake. Your body will thank you in the morning!
Are you planning a winter vacation?
Many families are choosing experiences together over gifts. Some of the popular holiday destinations are caribbean cruises or all-inclusive resorts; some even hit the slopes. Many resorts, cruise ships and hotels certainly entice us with specialty menus and libations to overindulge. But, who wants to return from a well-deserved vacation with extra pounds?
Try these healthier options suggested by SkinnyTaste which will have you included in the vacation fun without feeling restricted:
Ask if they provide smaller portions of what they are serving.
Scout out the carving stations, salad bars, fresh fruit, oatmeal and omelet stations.
Load up on salads, whole grain breads, vegetables, eggs and lean proteins.
Most cruise ships offer a “spa” menu which offers a gorgeous salad bar with healthy fixings like quinoa, chia, herbs etc.
Eat fresh, local seafood.
Avoid sugary drinks and cocktail packages. This helps limit intake.
Replace sweet drinks with seltzer and a fresh lemon or lime.
Remember to pack your workout clothes and gym shoes!
Many lines such as Royal Caribbean’s Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center are more like fitness palaces. Take in the waves while running on the treadmill, splash around in a water aerobics class, track your steps and set a goal. Just keep moving! At-sea experiences are radically changing to keep up with the demand and desire of its clients. Check out what some of the top lines offer here.