It's time to get back on a healthy track after the holidays. The month of December often packs a mighty punch for most of us who are trying to maintain or lose weight. December is often filled with endless amounts of chocolates, desserts and fat-laden entrees. These food choices are often eaten in combination with a side of guilt and a few extra pounds. Thankfully we all made it through the never ending buffet of December with only a few battle scars.
By the New Year, we have reaffirmed our commitment to a healthy lifestyle only to find ourselves, ordering a delectable treat from our favorite bakery a week later. How do we get back on track? I thought you would never ask. We calibrate by putting our good practices back into action. We have to set realistic short-term goals that are easy to follow and then increase the intensity as we go along. Here are 5 steps to help you get back on a healthy track after the holidays.
1. Don't Dwell on Your past Eating Mishaps during the Festivities of Last Month
It's over and you should keep moving forward and that's one of the best get back on a healthy track after the holidays.
2. Rid Your Cupboards of Any Holiday Contraband
Give it away or throw it in the garbage.
3. Set a Realistic Weight Loss or Maintenance Goal
Weight that comes off too quickly often comes back quickly as well.
4. Try to Move More, Even if It Includes Just Taking the Stairs
Do some sort of exercise every day.