The past week, we covered a couple of key factors for maintaining your sleep during the holiday season.
This week, we will look at the basics for nutrition.
- Have a manageable goal. If you cannot stick to your nutrition goal 6 out of the 7 days of the week, then you may need to tweak your goal to something more realistic. That might mean backing down from tracking every gram and focusing on quality during this time. It is better to be consistent and keep your promises with yourself than have a goal that you can only stick to 2 days a week and beat yourself over.
- You can never go wrong with the basics. Eat meats, veggies, nuts and seeds, some starch, little fruit, no sugar.
- Plan your carbs around your workout time, and stick to meat, veggies, and healthy fats elsewhere.
- Use your meals as a time to slow down, and eat without any distractions. This means no T.V., Instagram, or work. Slowing down and eliminating distractions will trigger your body to go into “Rest and Digest” mode, which will help your body break down your food.
Maintaining these basics will help maximize what you can if you have a hectic holiday schedule and ease (or maybe even bypass) the post-holiday hangovers.
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