The heart of the holidays is upon us, and finding ways to stay slim may not be at the top of your holiday to-do list. As your calendar fills up with soirées and shindigs, it’s important to look and feel your best as you reunite with family members or meet potential in-laws for the first time.
Go ahead and indulge yourself with these 7 hacks to stay slim during the most food-filled time of year.
1. Save Your Calories
There’s no doubt that the holidays call for celebrating, but you can save calories by drinking a nonalcoholic drink (AKA water) in between wine and cocktails. If you’re enjoying a glass of champagne, have a glass of water in between sips. Try to stick to spirits and wine, especially since they have far less calories than beer and cocktails.
2. Focus on one healthy habit at a time
Try not to give yourself too many rules, and instead focus on achieving one healthy habit at a time. You can start off with something as simple as choosing water instead of soda, or passing up on dessert.
3. Plan your workout in advance
The holidays are one of the busiest time of year. If you’re unsure whether you’ll have time to get a workout in, the best way to ensure you’ll get it done is to schedule your workout ahead of time. Sit down, and take a look at your week and make time to get a workout in.
To maximize results, schedule a FIT Bodywrap session at iTAN. The FIT Bodywrap uses far infrared heat, which can penetrate the body and help melt away fats and toxins. Infrared heat eliminates fats and toxins through sweating and helps increase your metabolism, improves circulation and burns calories in a single session.
4. Create a muscle pumping playlist
Grab your headphones and let the music fuel your workout! A high energy workout playlist can get you pumped and excited to tackle your fitness routine. Build a list of songs that equate to the total number of minutes you want to exercise. Once you’re playlist is over, you’ve officially conquered your workout!
Don’t have time to create a playlist? Spotify has them already created for you. Search playlists by genre, artist or even song title.
5. Walk the walk of shame
We all have moments of weakness. If you can acknowledge that you’ve eaten one too many slices of pie, commit to walking 12,000 steps the next day or plan to eat healthy meals. Make up for your overindulging, delicious mistake.
6. Never show up to a party hungry
Not showing up to a holiday party hungry may sound like it defeats the purpose of attending. However, when you show up hungry it’s easy to scarf down one too many heavy, high-calorie appetizers. We like to have a pre-party meal, which can vary from a serving of fruit, fat-free yogurt or raw nuts before tackling the party buffet.
7. Spray tan
If you’re looking for a self-esteem boost (who isn’t?), a spray tan can do just the trick! A spray tan can help even out your skin tone and instantly make you look slimmer. Choose from Mystic Tan, VersaSpa and Airbrush all available at iTAN.