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Holiday snacking can kill your diet and exercise plan.
I’m all for splurging on my favorite treats around the holidays, but sometimes those can lead to a total breakdown of the disciplines I’ve worked so hard to maintain.
That’s why I try to choose snacks that keep me on the right track and only splurge when it’s worth it.
From Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, I am on the run non-stop. I travel almost every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
My Christmas shopping starts on Black Friday and ends on Christmas Eve (I wish I were kidding).
I’m the mom whose schedule is usually packed as tight as possible, and the holidays only seem about 9,000 times worse. I have four kids, so everyday life is crazy, and holiday life is INSANE!
So trust me, I understand what you’re dealing with, but please, don’t give up on your goals over the holidays.
I hope these holiday snacking tips help you stay determined and motivated throughout this busy holiday season.
My Tips For You:
– Always be prepared.
Whether you are at the ddoctor’ssoffice or shopping for Christmas presents, always keep a healthy snack with you. I always keep at least one protein bar in my purse and one box in my car.
But remember, not all protein bars are created equal, and some have insane amounts of sugar, while others taste like cardboard. Try to find a protein bar that offers more than just protein.
My favorite is the new V8 Protein in Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin.
They have 10g of protein, 5g of fiber, and NO High Fructose Corn Syrup! Each bar has 1/4 cup of veggies, which matters to me because lately, I have not been eating enough.
These V8 Protein bars taste great! I cannot force myself to eat something that doesn’t satisfy my taste buds.
– Find a water bottle you love, and take it everywhere. I am a water bottle snob.
There are water bottles I love and some that I hate. I know that I will only drink water from the bottles I like, so I make sure to take them with me everywhere I go!
Drink as much water as you possibly can. Also, drinking 8oz of water before a meal can help you keep your portions under control.
– Don’t give in to the sample carts! I cannot stress this enough.
Samples are great… for kids, but when it comes to keeping track of what you’re eating, models can make a much bigger mess than you would think!
Not only that, but you will still feel hungry even if you’ve eaten a meal worth of calories during your sampling adventure.
– Don’t give in to the “sweet” temptations when you choose which desserts to consume during the holidays. Is it worth it to work it off?
If it’s not, don’t eat it.
During the holidays, try to splurge on desserts you love, like cheesecake, creme brulee tiramisu, desserts I can’t get every day—anything else like a waste.
If my taste buds aren’t in heaven, it’s not worth it.
– Hit the gym as often as possible.
I have decided to change my schedule.
I used to work out at lunchtime, but that isn’t working for me anymore. I have too many appointments and too much work to stop and work out.
I have found that working out after my husband gets off work is much easier to maintain a row.
If you need to switch things up, do it, but don’t stop hitting the gym!
– THINK before you fill up that glass with eggnog or alcohol.
As much as you may want to down 8oz of eggnog or party drinks at your company’s Christmas party, drinking your calories is not usually a great choice.
If you want to consume calories, choose something healthier like V8 Protein Shakes.
I want to show you what this difference looks like:
How crazy is that? Yeah, I’ll be choosing the Chocolate Raspberry V8 Protein Shakes this year!
You can find the V8 Protein Bars and Shakes in the protein aisle at Walmart, usually located near health and beauty.
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I had a little creative fun with these V8 Protein Bars! Check it out: