The Natural Alternative Nutrition Center Offers Advice

I absolutely LOVE the Christmas season! As fun and exciting as the holidays are, do you feel like you already have too much to do with not enough time to do it? In addition to the demands of everyday life, the holidays (even though a joyful time) mean shopping, cooking, baking, entertaining, parties…the list is never ending.

With a little planning, you can ENJOY this beautiful and meaningful Christmas season.

Stay Healthy & Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
How do we avoid overeating sugar (it’s everywhere!), excess alcohol (all those great parties), and pushing our body to the crashing point? This disastrous combination will not only encourage weight gain but also suppress your immune system. Who needs to be sick this time of year?!

Did you know that the average person gains 5-9 lbs. during the holiday season! One of the primary reasons for weight gain is STRESS!! So…first try to pace yourself during the holidays, simplify gift giving, and most importantly, make time to enjoy your family. The following should help keep motivation and energy optimal:

1. Eat high quality protein, healthy fat & veggie with each meal to effectively control those sugar cravings. Try a couple of hard boiled eggs or a nutritious protein shake for a quick meal–stop by for a great selection of protein powders!

2. If you’re tempted by goodies being passed around, choose a small portion of something that is sinfully delicious, and be done!

3. Stay hydrated! 6-8 glasses of water each day would be so beneficial! Coffee, tea and alcohol don’t count!

4. Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Your mind & body will thank you!

5. Last, but not least, make time daily for exercise! Exercise not only boosts metabolism but boosts natural endorphins –instant happiness!

Support calm energy and focus with Calm Advantage (20% off this month) to get through the craziness! Stop by The Natural Alternative for healthy holiday gifts. Gift Certificates available. Merry Christmas everyone!!

~Bobbi, CNC, ACN, MH

The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only. Please consult with your medical practitioner if health challenges exist.