Best Life Tips: To Healthy Holidays!

With the holidays fast approaching, remember to set aside time for yourself, friends and family. It can prove a challenge to take time for yourself and eat healthy. I hope these simple tips will help you enjoy a healthy and joyful holiday season. 
  • Enjoy and focus on the people, not the food.  Remember that holiday parties and social functions are to get together and enjoy others company.
  • Make the occasional party the exception to your diet, not the rule.  Don’t let one or two holiday events be the excuse for falling off the wagon till New Year’s. 
  • Prepare so you don’t arrive at a holiday party on an empty stomach.
  • Choose wisely from the foods available at holiday functions.
  • Eat slowly and mindfully.  Our bodies need about 20 minutes to realize that we are full.
  • Drink responsibly and consider alternatives to alcohol, such as sparkling water or non-alcoholic drinks. If you decide to drink alcohol, choose white or red wine, rather than champagne or hard liquor.
  • Stay active during the holidays.  Enjoy the time off to be outdoors and exercise.
  • Be careful of leftovers.  Share with others.  Don’t be tempted to finish them by yourself.