I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving full of joy, family and good food. I sure did. Trust me, when I say I stuffed my face, I really stuffed my face. I had a full on food baby by the end of the night. All jokes aside, it's been so nice to spend quality time with my family, whom I am beyond thankful for. Being with and around them always brings me so much happiness.
So I know it can definitely be difficult to stay healthy over the holidays due to all the good comfort food. Especially when its cold outside, it's hard to want to step out of the warmth to go for a run. But you can always find little ways to keep yourself in check.
In one of my posts a while back I discussed the concept of eating smaller portion sizes in order to control overeating. This is especially important around the holidays because we all feel like we have to overeat. Using a plate with a smaller circumference will pretty much force you to reach for less food because it literally won't be able to fit on your plate. Another little tip is to try not to fall asleep or stay idle after eating. This is pretty hard especially when getting the "Itis" is a common occurrence after holiday meals. Try to walk around and keep yourself a little busy to refrain from taking a little cat nap. Napping after eating only stores the carbs that you just consumed. Instead of utilizing those carbs for energy, your body will store them as fat. Which is why so many of us gain a little extra weight during the season.
Start working these little tips into your holiday feasting. Your body will thank you.