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Staying on Track During the Holidays

Staying on Track

Staying on Track During the Holidays

If there is one time of year that is guarantee to throw all our good diet and exercise habits out the window it’s the holidays. When you’re surrounding by all the good food, good people, and good times, it’s easy to kick your eating habits to the wind and put exercising on the back burner until next year. We’ve all been there. Now, we’re not saying you have to give up all the sugar, spice, and everything nice this season but practicing moderation and staying on track is a great compromise so you can have the best of both worlds. Here’s how:
1 | Be realistic. You want to know the easiest way to fall off the bandwagon hard? It’s by setting unrealistic expectations for yourself. It might sound nice to say you won’t touch one cake, pie, or piece of meat when dinner hits the table but, if we’re being real, that just might be next to impossible. If you give yourself realistic boundaries and allow yourself some room, you’re more likely to stick to the goal and stay on track.

2 | Focus on the veggies. When the food is spread out in front of you, we know your eyes will automatically drift to all the things you’ve been avoiding in your daily diet. Make some room for these things in moderation and load up on the vegetables. Whether that’s a big salad before your meal or letting the greens take up the majority of plate, let vegetables be your main course with the rest of the meal as small sides.

3 | Stick to your routines. After your holiday parties and dinner with family is over, it’s easy to get comfortable. While we love the holidays for the time to rest and relax, sticking your exercise routine during this time is one of the best ways to keep you on track. It’s also a great way to refuel and balance out that extra piece of pie or cocktail from the night before. Just saying, no judgement zone over here.

Farah Green
Farah Green
Web Content Manager

As a body activist, speaker and exercise nutrition coach, Farah is on a mission to break the generational curse of chronic disease among women of color and help them embrace their bodies by helping them build more self-love and confidence. She has helped hundreds of women create a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. As the web content manager for BGH, Farah will share various health and wellness tips that will help every woman improve their quality of life through health, wellness, and nutrition. Farah and the web content team is dedicated to educating women on how to best take care of themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our goal is to help you make your health more of a priority.

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