It’s a spooky time of year to try and eat healthy. It is so easy to be a goblin or a ghoul and steal a piece of candy or two. If you’re only eating one or two pieces of candy then you won’t have any issues; it’s finding the will power to only have a piece or two of candy which is very important for this time of year. Focus on these three simple tips to set yourself up for success as we head into the holiday season!
1) Nutrition tips:
Starting your morning off healthy is the way to go. Make sure you set yourself up for success by having a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Something very simple you can do is drink lots of water all day long. (If not a great day to start is today!) Drinking more water will fill you up a little more to curb your apatite and it will help flush out any sugar you do intake. We tend to eat unhealthy if we wait till we are hungry. If you plan to eat healthy and don’t wait till your starving to eat you make healthier choices.
2) Exercise tips:
Halloween isn’t bad- it’s a great time to make sure you get your 10,000 steps in or more. Take this time to walk around your neighborhood and see the decorations and costumes. Use trick-or-treating as an opportunity to squeeze in a training walk for that Turkey Trot!
3) Set Boundaries:
If there is candy in the house sort it out in small portions to help limit yourself and avoid the sugar rush. If you know you can’t just have one or two pieces then you should probably get the candy out of your house. Here at Peak Performance we have Operation Gratitude, where we donate your left over candy to the troops. All you have to do is bring the candy into us and we will deliver it!
If you can focus on your goals and taking care of yourself during the next two months, then that New Year’s Resolution will be much easier. Why wait until the New Year to focus on your health? Trick- don’t treat- your way through Halloween, sign up for a 5k Turkey Trot for Thanksgiving and you’ll be set up for success through the December holidays!
By Corynne Duprey