Tips to keep stuffing off your stomach & ham off your hock

The holidays are upon us and so too is the urge for caloric splurge. Here are some tips to help you finish the holidays season trimmer than when you started.

Stock your fridge at home with lots of pre-cut veggies and fill up a bowl of fruit making it easier to make smart snack choices in your home.

Do NOT go to holiday parties hungry. In fact, eat a mini meal consisting of mostly protein before going. This will curb the temptation to reach for high fat high calorie choices you will be bombarded with at the party.

Drink lots of water. Good hydration is essential to good health. Also, those who drink plenty of water tend to FEEL full faster preventing the urge for to go for that second or third serving..

Ever joked about about wearing stretchy, elastic-waisted pants to holiday feasts? In fact, those who wear tailored clothing with fitted waistbands and even belts tend to be less likely to overindulge at the buffet or dinner table and to remain trimmer during the holiday season.

Be the first to jump up and help the host and hostess with serving and clean up. This will serve not only as a great diversion from the dessert table, it will most likely get you invited back next year!

If you want to indulge in alcohol, make sure you have a glass of water between each drink. Stick to drinks such as white wine spritzer, or vodka seltzer, rather than sugary cocktails or beer which are calorie cows. This is also a great way to minimize your chance of getting a DUI.

Finally, if the music starts pumpin’…get up and dance! Nothing burns off the calories like a few hours of dancing and partying like it’s 1999!

All of us at Fit First Pilates wish you and yours the happiest and healthiest holiday season!