Staying On Track During the Holidays - Good Food Made Simple

Staying On Track During the Holidays

Dec 09, 2016

Maintaining healthy eating habits during the indulgent holiday season is always a tricky mission, even for those of us with incredible will-power. And we’re certainly not going to tell you to forgo a piece of your aunt’s famous homemade pie. No, the holidays are about celebrating and a big part of that includes the delicious meals we get to enjoy with family and friends. That said, we do try to make small efforts to not completely abandon our health regimens and end up feeling overstuffed and sick on New Year’s Day.

In addition to the below tips, tell us on social how you keep yourself on track during the holidays. We’re always looking for new ideas! And if you haven’t already, enter our #SimplifytheHolidays promotion on Facebook. We’re hosting giveaways throughout December and you don’t want to miss out.

Don’t show up starving. We have all done it. We’re headed to a big party or dinner so we spend the entire day fasting in anticipation of a decadent meal. No! Showing up hungry will only have you eating more calories than you normally would have. We always try to have a protein-packed snack before we leave the house. That way, we’re able to focus on socializing with others instead of making a run for the buffet table. Try a Good Food Made Simple microwaveable Egg White Pattie, with 6g of protein, topped with some fresh avocado and tomato for a nutritious snack.

Throwing in the towel. You devour the office cookie swap and suddenly you feel hopeless about the whole holiday season. It can be easy to get overwhelmed and feel that you might as well spend the entire month of December over-indulging. Don’t get in the mindset of all or nothing. Try to maintain balance between your normal meals and more indulgent options. There’s always time to reset and get back on track after one too many cookies.

Skipping breakfast. Many dietitians will say the best way to get on track after a heavy meal (or too many holiday cocktails) is with a nutritious breakfast. Don’t skip breakfast to try and compensate for the calories you had the night before. Think of breakfast as the opportunity to start fresh and set your intention for the day. A bowl of Good Food Made Simple Organic Steel Cut Oatmeal, ready in just three minutes, topped with fresh fruit and nuts will fill you up and maybe even give you enough energy to conquer a holiday workout.

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