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9 Dec

December Nutrition Challenge

holiday nutrition tips
Rather than a physical in-gym challenge for the month of December, we’ve decided to focus on nutrition. We often do this around the holidays because it’s a good time to be mindful of what we’re eating (and drinking) with all of the parties, travel, and hard-earned time off. The challenge is simple, but not necessarily easy: maintain your current weight or lose 1 lb by the end of December.

We’ve put together a list of tips to help you through the holidays (and beyond):

Increase your water intake. A great way to do this is to have a water or club soda between each alcoholic beverage. A soda/lime/bitters “mocktail” also makes a tasty substitute between alcoholic drinks.
Eat more slowly. Good conversation with family and friends makes this much easier around the holidays.
Eat a high protein/veggie meal earlier in the day if you have a party to attend that evening. This will help keep cravings in check.
Share that piece of cake or pie with a loved one rather than indulging in the entire piece.
Keep your weekday nutrition and drink consumption extra tight if you know you’ll be attending plenty of week night or weekend parties.
Be picky about your indulgences and survey the food options before making your plate. Decide what is really “worth it.”
Watch your portion sizes. Use a smaller plate if possible and focus on protein and veggies and reserve less plate space for the casseroles and sweet treats.
Keep moving! Continue to attend your Cypress classes and opt for walks or home workouts if you’re busy and/or traveling.

Have any tips of your own? We’d love for you to share them with us!

Happy Holidays!