- Focus on small goals. If you can’t make an hour-long MOXIE class, take a 30-minute walk instead.
- Manage your metabolism. Be sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep and eat plenty of whole foods.
- Make a swap. If every event seems centered on candy canes and gingerbread, try to change the focus. Switch from a cookie exchange to an ornament exchange. If you want a treat, go with a high-quality dark chocolate instead of something high in carbs but low in nutrients.
- Navigate holiday party food without going hungry. Fill up on healthy food before a party will help you only eat the things you really want – instead of gorging on everything. If you’re short on time, you don’t have to sacrifice nutrition. Instead, have a high-quality protein shake as a pre-party snack.
- Watch your wine and alcohol intake. Spiked eggnog, hot toddies, or a yummy Cabernet can sound delicious. Many people enjoy social drinking during holiday parties, however, alcohol can wreak havoc on your body because it spikes cortisol and disrupts sleep. By limiting yourself to 1-2 glasses, you’ll save calories and a possible hangover, while still enjoying yourself.
- Be present and find gratitude. Make it a point to savor the experience of the holidays. Focus on the conversations instead of the food. Take pictures. Meet new people. Be in the moment. Watch a classic holiday movie. Laugh loudly & smile often.
Merry Christmas from the MOXIE Krewe!
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