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When it comes to this time of year – you know, the “official” start to the holiday season – fancy feasts and festive holiday parties mean good times…and GOOD FOOD. It’s all too easy to over-indulge, making way for yet another New Year’s resolution to work off all the pounds you put on in just a few short weeks. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you plan and take a proactive approach to managing all of the temptation of holiday treats around you, you can still have a merry ole time that doesn’t involve gorging yourself. We know it isn’t easy, but try these 10 things to help you maintain your weight and keep from stuffing yourself and still remain in the holiday spirit.
Who doesn’t love a cheeseburger every now and then? While most of us can’t commit to never eating unhealthy foods again, we can vow to substitute fattening or sugary foods with better alternatives. Instead of a beef burger, try turkey or even soy if you’re really trying to go all out. Instead of white sugars and grains, opt for brown. It’s about baby steps.
Whether you find a mother-daughter/mother-son exercise class that you both enroll in or you do something a little less formal, like dancing around the house, make sure that exercise is a part of both of your daily routines. Not only is it a great way for the whole family to relieve stress, it’s a great way for you all to bond in the process. See that? Two birds with one stone.
Let Your Children See You Practicing What You Preach
Have you ever taken advice from someone who was clearly a hypocrite? Probably not. Asking or telling your children to do something, they’ve never seen you do is unfair and unrealistic. If you want your children to make healthy choices when it comes to food and lifestyle, make sure they can look to you as a role model.