Real, practical advice! That is what I have been sharing over the last 10 days. You can take these tidbits of knowledge and you can make better choices to stay fit this holiday season. My friends Ilyse Schapiro and Hallie Rich have been sharing tips to help you make better food choices during the holidays. They always have such simple yet helpful tips to help you make healthier food choices. And right now, during the holidays. it can be hard to make better choices!
If you had a bad day, it’s okay:
It’s the holidays and it’s normal to have a “cheat day”. After all, you’ve made it through 12 months and we all like to celebrate the holidays and food is a part of that. What to do? Go back to eating normally, drinking in moderation, and get yourself back to the gym. You should be able to take off any weight you put on in a reasonable amount of time.
Give your body a few days to adjust and avoid the scale. There’s no need to panic and you don’t have to go crazy with long and intense workouts. You also shouldn’t skip meals or starve yourself. If you go from over indulging to mal-nourishment, you’re only going to screw up your body and it’s going to take longer to regulate and get that weight off.
Most importantly, don’t let this derail or discourage you if you stopped following your healthy eating plan. Otherwise, you’re going to continue on this downward spiral and the weight of one bad weekend will be nothing compared to what’s to come. You had a slip up. You’re human. It’s okay to live a little and enjoy yourself. You should just get right back on the wagon.
Want more tips? Check out Should I Scoop Out My Bagel, about diet and nutrition. This book has 99 easy to read chapter that answer some of your questions about how to eat healthy and how to make better choices. It’s very informative! It’s also a very easy book to read – it gives you simple and usable advice!
Got a question? Leave me a comment and Hallie and Ilyse can answer it for you! And if you want an easy book to read about diet and nutrition, order Should I Scoop Out My Bagel at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Come back tomorrow for another helpful health tip! Click here to read previous tips.
Ilyse Schapiro is a MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist who holds a Master’s of Science in clinical nutrition and dietetics from New York University.
Hallie Rich is the creator of alternaVites, a comprehensive multivitamin & mineral in crystal powder form that melts quickly in your mouth – the first of its kind. alternaVites quickly became the definitive “non pill” vitamin option and filled an unnecessary void in the market.