We will start off by saying that when it comes to the actual holidays themselves (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day) you eat whatever the HELL you want. Unless you are on a special diet by a doctor of course. If you are just trying to eat healthy to lose weight or become a healthier version of you, however, eat whatever your favorite foods are on those days. Its the day after those holidays and the weeks after that matter. Many of us end up with loads of leftovers, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but when you are trying to stay on track leftovers are the devil.
Here is a tip that I personally use when it comes to picking my meal on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don’t know about everyone else, but in my family we just have a bunch of different foods and sides and everyone just goes and chooses what they want on their plate. So having said that I always make sure to take a little of each of my favorites but I also make sure that I put A LOT of vegetables to somewhat balance it out.
If you are trying to lose weight and stay healthy during this time, do not forget to stay physically active. It is a crazy busy time for a lot of us but remembering to take a 30 minute walk, working out for 20-30 minutes three times per week, or any bit of physical activity you can squeeze in will ensure you stay on track! I know we are all super busy during this time but you can always find 30 minutes, even if it is right before bed!
Below will be links to some clean holiday recipes from some other amazing food bloggers!
Roasted Hasselback Sweet Potatoes-
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash-
Low Carb “Green Bean Supreme”-
Just remember to have your holiday treats in moderation, do NOT deny yourself from indulging in your favorite holiday meals because that’s when you start having cravings which could lead to a huge binge.
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