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The holiday season is a time for celebration and indulgence, but it can also be a challenging time to maintain a healthy weight . With all the parties, family gatherings, and delicious treats around, it’s easy to pack on a few extra kilos. However, with a little planning and discipline, it’s possible to enjoy the festive season without packing on the pounds.

Stay Active

One of the best ways to prevent weight gain during the holidays is to stay active. This doesn’t mean you have to stick to your usual training routine, but try to incorporate some form of physical activity into your daily routine. This might mean going for a walk or run, joining a holiday fitness class, or even doing some bodyweight exercises at home. By staying active, you’ll help balance out the extra calories you might be consuming during the holiday season.

Don’t Skip Meals

It might seem like a good idea to skip meals in order to save room for holiday feasts, but this can actually backfire. When you skip meals, you’re more likely to feel ravenous by the time you sit down to eat, which can lead to overeating. Instead of skipping meals, try to eat regular, balanced meals throughout the day. This will help you feel more satisfied and less likely to overindulge at holiday gatherings.

Choose Your Treats Wisely

It’s okay to indulge in a few holiday treats, but try to be mindful of what you’re eating. Rather than reaching for high-calorie, processed snacks, opt for healthier options like fruit, nuts, or vegetables. If you do want to indulge in something a little more indulgent, try to limit your portion size or choose a lower-calorie option. For example, if you’re craving a sweet treat, opt for a small piece of dark chocolate instead of a slice of cake.

Stay Hydrated

It’s easy to neglect your hydration during the busy holiday season, but staying hydrated is important for maintaining a healthy weight. Water can help you feel more full and satisfied, which can help prevent overindulging. Make sure you’re getting enough fluids throughout the day, and try to limit your intake of sugary drinks like soda and fruit juices.

Plan Ahead

Finally, try to plan ahead to make healthier choices during the holiday season. If you know you’ll be attending a party or gathering, consider eating a light, healthy snack beforehand to take the edge off your hunger. You can also bring a healthy dish to share with others, or offer to bring a low-calorie drink option like sparkling water or unsweetened iced tea. By planning ahead and making smart choices, you can enjoy the festive season without worrying about your training .
By following these tips, you can enjoy the holiday season without packing on the kilos. If you want to get the most out of your resolution to become more active and shed some excess weight, contact us today to discover more about improving your health and fitness.
We can help you target specific areas and show you how to get the most from your workout. We also provide group training sessions or one-on-one. At Picks PT, we service Macarthur, Campbelltown, Camden, Mount Annan, and the surrounding districts, and you’ll even get a complimentary 30-minute introductory consultation. Enquire today and make the most of 2022.

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