So yesterday I touched on instead of sitting and thinking about food, focus on socializing and enjoying your time with family or friends. Ignoring that food is a huge part of the holiday weight gain is not going to work, but maybe planning a little better will help.
Tip 8: Plan your cheat days.
I personally am not a person who has “cheat days” but was having a conversation with a friend a day or so ago about cheat days and her desire to diet that way. To her cheat days were not dieting! I thought a lot about this, and of course googled it. I think if any time you were considering living the cheat day diet way, the Holidays would be a good time to try it for a short-term go.
- You get to focus really hard on eating well
- Focus on your intake of calories, nutrition, and sticking to it
- You get a cheat day where you can not eat the super healthiest as you have been.
- Plan your cheat days for your holiday parties, luncheons, etc.
- You work really hard at eating well so your indulgences do not do as much harm, because you are being really careful with your calories and treats!
I am not a 100% sold on cheat days for a year round thing, because of the mind connection with you thinking you “need” this food, “ have to have it” , indulge etc. It is everything I am working so hard at breaking myself from. I do not think long-term denial is going to work, but it seems to be working for her this holiday season!
Just joining in on the 25 Tips to staying on track over the holidays?
Tip one- Start now!
Tip two- Buddy up.
Tip three- Alcohol.
Tip four- Advanced Eating.
Tip five- Triggers.
Tip six- Work it!