Thanksgiving kicks off 6 weeks of holiday celebrations. Family gatherings, parties and New Year’s festivities can make, even the fittest among us, feel as stuffed as the traditional turkey and dressing.
And it’s not just that rich food and drink that’s creating the problem. For many of us, family obligations mean we’re also off our exercise routines, making the battle to stay healthy even tougher. The average American will gain at least five pounds by the time they ring in 2020.
Here are some simple tricks to help you have fun, feel good and stay healthy.
- Keep portion sizes in line with your body weight. Be conscious of what you’re putting on your plate. Piling up the treats will pile on the calories. Indulge in some festive treats, but use moderation.
- Raise a glass to the season, but don’t forget the water! Drink a glass of water for every cocktail, a glass of wine or a cup of Eggnog. Alcohol is a diuretic and those sugary liqueurs can pack on the pounds. Alternating alcohol and water will not only improve digestion. It’s a combination that can help prevent hangovers.
- Drink water before you hit the buffet. Many times, people make the mistake of thinking they’re hungry when they’re really just dehydrated and need a glass of H2O. Those sips can go a long way to prevent you from eating way too much.
- Make time to workout. A walk around the block instead of sitting on the couch can make a difference; don’t forget your water bottle. HidrateSpark 3 takes the guesswork out of how much water you need.
So, fight those food comas and hangovers with moderation and hydration.
Happy Holidays, everyone!