How to Stay in Shape this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is here and no doubt you're about to be spending time with loved ones, indulging in delicious food and enjoying this wonderful time of year whether it's a beautiful white Christmas or an Aussie one down under! But I know that at the back of your mind you're thinking "how am I going to stay on top of healthy eating and exercise"? Yes it's going to be difficult with all the parties and celebrations but there are a few things you can do to stay on track.

The first thing to do at this time of year is accept that its going to be a bit all over the place. Don't feel guilty about it, just enjoy it and know that when January 1st roles along you'll be back in to your routine and working hard towards your goals.  

With that being said, don't fall of the wagon completely and try to keep eating as clean as possible and move everyday!

Here are some tips to get you through!

 

Eat a healthy Breakfast Every Morning

If you're worried about the naughty foods make sure you make breakfast a healthy one each morning. It will keep you full for longer and help you stay on track by starting your day off on the right foot. Feed your body good foods, get the nutrients you need and fuel up with long lasting energy. Some ideas: Green smoothie with spinach, protein and banana or poached eggs with greens and goats cheese - yum!

 

 

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Try to do some exercise Everyday (even if it's just a quick run)

My biggest advice is not to break the habit of exercising each day! If you can't keep on top of healthy eating make sure you are still winning by getting out in the sun or fitting in a simple indoor workout and getting a sweat on! It's super important to keep your body moving and to keep your fitness level up so you don't return back in January huffing and puffing! 

 

 

Drink Water

I know it's a given but drinking water is super important. If you're eating a lot of salty foods or drinking a lot of alcohol you need to keep your fluid levels up! Not only is is a great way to flush out the toxins it keeps your skin looking fresh and makes you feel fuller! 

 

 

 

 

Remember to try your hardest, don't give up on healthy eating and exercising during the silly season BUT don't forget to enjoy yourself as well! 

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

 

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