Honey glazed ham, oven roasted turkey, mash potatoes and gravy, butter dinner rolls, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, apple pie, and pecan pie are some of the things my family love to eat during the holidays. What do you usually eat? Do you eat any of the items listed above to celebrate the holidays?
Are you worried about gaining those extra 5-10 holiday pounds? I am.
Some of the things I do to minimize or control my weight during these times is exercise and eat right.
This post will address some of the exercise routines I do to stay fit as well as list some of the foods I consume.
Exercises that I do include:
I also enjoy practicing tae bo.
When exercising, make sure to also follow a balanced dietary plan. Eating fatty foods can make you gain weight, decrease your energy, and make you feel tired. The benefits of eating right are countless.
Some foods you might want to start incorporating into your daily meals are:
- Cantaloupes, avocados, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
- Corn, broccli, lettuce, green beans, carrots, bell peppers, brussel sprousts, spinach, collard greens, and black beans. The richer the color of a vegetable the more nutrients it contains.
- Oats (can be oatmeal with milk), light buttered popcorn, cottage cheese, almonds, humus with pretzel chips, sunflower seeds, and low-fat yogurt.
By following a healthy meal plan and exercising regularly, you will feel better about yourself, be ready for the holiday season, and stay glamorous.