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Tips to Avoid The Holiday Binge

Tips to Avoid The Holiday Binge

The eating season is in full swing, bringing joy for some, stress for others. This is for those of you who may experience anxiety as each new day brings a different holiday treat in the break room, and each weekend is filled with holiday get-togethers that revolve around the most decadent food. Not to mention running the gauntlet of holiday goodies that line the supermarket shelves — chocolate drizzled kettle corn and sea salt caramel chocolates, really? It’s hard to resist.

We are all going to cave at one point or another, so here are my favorite tips to beat the binge.  The best part — the tips allow you to enjoy that holiday food and still feel good about yourself.

1. Fit chicks don’t skip meals to “save” calories for a party. If you do this, you are more likely to eat everything in sight once you arrive, as you are starving.

2. Fit chicks wear snug clothes to any type of holiday gathering. Trust me, you are way less likely to overeat if your clothes are snug. First of all it is uncomfortable, and second of all it is a constant reminder to watch your portions.

3. Fit chicks keep one hand busy at holiday gatherings. While you are standing around, hold a drink in your dominant hand. This makes it harder to grab food.

4. Fit chicks cut back on the “extras” if they really don’t add too much enjoyment. You decide what that can be for you. Butter, whipped cream, gravy, mayo, dip.

5. Fit chicks skip the everyday stuff. Don’t waste your calories on food that you can eat every day. Indulge in the egg nog or pumpkin cheesecake… the foods that you may only see once a year.

6. Fit chicks alternate alcoholic beverages with non-alcoholic beverages (like a ZERO CALORIE seltzer water – also see trick #3 above)

7. Fit chicks pop a piece of gum in their mouth and wait around 20 minutes before jumping right into the buffet line. This gives you time to strategize and be very mindful about your choices and figure out your trade-offs and compromises.

8. Fit chicks ask one key question. The key question to ask yourself is “how do I want to feel”? If you are constantly asking yourself this, it will guide you when choosing what and how much you eat. The choices you make will determine how you feel later. Remember, nothing tastes as good as fit and healthy feels.

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