Elin from Lotus Health Co here again and this time I’m bringing you some tips for how to stay on track over the holiday season.
We all know it’s easy to pack on a few extra kilos during this time…
We have work Christmas parties, gym Christmas parties, friends bbq’s, picnics, cheese platters, wine tours… you name it!
If the Holiday Season only went from Christmas until New Years I’d say don’t even worry about tracking or what you eat, but since the Holiday Season now starts in November and in some cases goes all the way until February (and don’t forget about Easter in April) it’s important that we go into this season with the resources and tools to not throw away all the hard work we’ve put in over the year.
When you think about it, that’s ¼ of the year that you could potentially be doing the opposite to working towards your goals!
Did you know that people gain on average 2-4 kilos during the holiday season every year?
Did you also know these kilos usually never come off again?
You can easily see how this can quite quickly become a problem…
Don’t get me wrong, I get it! I’m all for enjoying myself and always tell my clients “Memories overMacros”. What we do between New Years and Christmas is way more important than what we do between Christmas and New Years, but as I said, when the celebrations start in November and end in February it becomes a different story…
Every year my inbox gets flooded with messages from people feeling terrible about themselves for “doing it again” and messages saying “I thought this year would be different”.
I hate how much guilt is associated with this season and I wanted to help you find a way to still do all the things they love, but without undoing all the hard work you’ve put in over the year.
Below I have shared a few of my best tips for how to best manage the next 4 months:
If you enjoyed this article, I’ve written a whole book about this subject called “the Holiday Eating Guide”.
The book also contains healthy bbq and cheese platter swaps, holiday themed low calorie recipes, examples of low calorie alcohol and both tracking and non-tracking approaches to the Holiday Season.