“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” or so the holiday songs tell us! Of course the holidays are an excellent time to share our hearts and homes with family and friends, feast a little and celebrate but it’s wise to have a plan in motion to prevent holiday excess from negatively impacting your health!
Enjoy the non-food aspects of parties.
For many of us holiday dinners and parties are the time of year we reconnect with friends and family who may not live close by or very busy. Make reconnecting with people who matter to you the focus of the party instead of the buffet table!
Choose your first course or plate wisely.
We all tend to eat most of our holiday food in our first helping, so load up on the veggies, fruits, healthy fats and proteins. Choose veggies and hummus over chips and dip—and enjoy more nutritious healthy fats and fibre in place of processed food with additives and empty calories.
Bring a healthy dish to share.
The best way to know there’ll be a healthy and delicious food choice at the party is to bring one! Try the Aubergine Dip recipe below, which is large on taste and nutrition and will please everyone, as it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and vegan!
We tend to eat more and crave high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods when we’re tired. So the night before the big bash aim for a full night’s sleep. You’ll feel better, more focused and easily stick to your health and dietary goals.
It’s so important to stay hydrated! Dehydration makes us tired, irritable, and looking for a quick energy fix. That’s when we’re most tempted to reach for high-sugar, high-fat, high-calorie foods.
Don’t forget to fit in some exercise!
At Pure Vibe we look forward to seeing you over the holiday season! We all know the weeks will zoom by, so plan ahead. Use our online booking system or app to book some time for yourself and your fitness goals, as you’ll be glad you did!
Enjoy your holiday celebrations!
Enjoy your favourite treats! No need to feel deprived of those special family traditions. You can enjoy a few of your favourites if you’ve chosen wisely on things that aren’t your favourites. It’s all part of a balanced lifestyle. Sleep, hydration, healthy nutritious foods, daily fitness and loving relationships with friends and family!