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5 Healthy Things to Do Over the Holidays

The holidays are coming! We know you are busy, so we will keep this short. If you had to focus on just a few things to get ready for the holidays, THIS is your list. Here are 5 healthy things to do over the holidays!

1. PLAN

Plan ahead by practicing a couple of healthier alternatives to the holiday dishes we all love! There are some great recipes available at: https://healthystepsnutrition.com/healthy-recipes/. Or, for some amazing holiday sides, may we suggest:

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
Healthier Green Bean Casserole (Holiday Recipe)
Healthier Stuffing (Holiday Recipe)
Mashed Sweet Potato
Seasoned Brussels Sprouts

2. SET GOALS

With many holiday gatherings coming, set a goal for a # of times to exercise this month, and set a goal to drink water instead of alcohol. These 2 things can help deal with the sometimes-added stress of holiday gatherings.

3. DON’T GO IN HUNGRY

Don’t arrive at holiday gatherings hungry! On the day of these gatherings, start your day with a healthy and balanced breakfast, and drink water prior to your big holiday lunch or dinner. This may decrease the temptation to overindulge.

4. BALANCE

Keep your holiday plate balanced, choosing healthy sources of protein, carbs, and fats using the plate method. Aim to keep things colorful with a lot of different vegetables. 

4. ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH FAMILY, SOCIALIZE, PLAY GAMES, AND LAUGH LOTS

Try to commit to having one plate of food and being done to avoid mindless eating, and to allow the time to focus on making holiday memories with the ones you love.

Be sure to consider these 5 healthy things to do over the holidays, but remember: if you need accountability during this time, enlist the help from our expert nutrition coach!  BOOK YOUR FREE INTRO USING THIS LINK: HERE!

In Health,
Coach Christy

Locomotion Fit Coach

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