Whether you are a seasoned veteran, or you recently jumped on the healthy living and fitness bandwagon, there are a few things to keep in mind this time of year. It is dessert and candy holiday haven. You will be surrounded by the chocolate candies, the apple pies, the pumpkin pies and endless unhealthy desserts! Does this mean you can’t enjoy the holiday season without being the holiday food grouch? No! Not at all. It just means you need to make good decisions.
For example, If you know you are going to a party where there will be no healthy snacks, or healthy dessert options, just bring one with you. People might even praise you for this. You will be surprised at the large number of people who are becoming more health conscious. Having said that, there are still a few out there that will try to drag you down with them to the sweet-sweet sugar dark side, but stick to your routine and kindly say no thank you. If you need a motivational refresher, you can reread the article, A second on the lips, lifetime on the hips. That always helps me when it comes to the peer pressures of holiday sweets.
You never know, you might even help shift the view of those that don’t eat as healthy and get them to join in on the healthy living side with you. Either way, have fun during the holiday season and always think twice before eating based off impulse instead of instinct.
If you are looking for a yummy healthy holiday snack/dessert option, here is one from @savourthiskitchen, Thanks Marlene Berstein!