The overindulgence of the festive season, can it be avoided?
We think so!
We’ve pulled together five ways for you to have a healthier holiday season for today’s blog post:
1. Keep up your routine
Just because it’s Christmas time doesn’t mean all the healthy habits you’ve cultivated over the year get thrown out the window.
If you have a regular date with the gym, keep it. If you start your day with a healthy and delicious breakfast, stick with it. If you drink your eight cups of water every day without a hitch, keep up the good work.
The holidays are not an excuse to give up your healthy routines, so don’t let them slip.
2. Get off the couch
Yes, you might be on holidays, but that doesn’t mean you should spend all your time off watching made for TV Christmas films (some of the time, just not ALL of the time!).
Get the whole family involved and moving – the more activity, the better! Off the sofa with the lot of you and get outside to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Head to the beach or the park, grab the bikes and scooters or the cricket set and make a morning or afternoon of it.
3. Put your thinking cap on
Mindless snacking on chocolate coated almonds, mince pies, cheese and crackers. Sound familiar? Christmas time is usually packed full of easily accessible food, so it is a great time to practice mindful eating.
Before you pop that next cashew in your mouth, think about whether you want it or was it just there? If you do decide you want it, enjoy it with your whole attention.
4. Get seasonal
In Australia, we are lucky to have so much delicious produce in season over the Christmas period. Take advantage of the summer fruit and vegetables by adding lots to your diet.
Skip more traditional and heavy Christmas desserts for fresh and juicy cherries, nectarines, plums, peaches and lychees – yum!
5. Do your bit
Invited to a holiday party or Christmas lunch? Do your bit and make a plate of healthy and nutritious food to take with you. You’re not only helping your host and providing for guests, but you’re also ensuring there is a healthy food option for you to eat.
Some easy recipes to try:
- Green Goddess Dip with Crudites
- Peppermint Fudge No Bake Energy Bites
- Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese
Bonus tip: Let Chef Good take care of you
The easiest way to keep healthy in December is to order your meals from Chef Good. We’ll do all the hard work for you and deliver chef made meals right to your doorstep or office.