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How to Enjoy the Holidays
Without Derailing Your Fitness

If you’ve spent all year honing in on your diet and fitness goals, the impending holidays can be a little disconcerting. From sugary snacks and impressive table spreads at family dinners to limited time for a workout, falling off the path to your fitness goals can be a challenge. However, you can enjoy the holidays without derailing your fitness plans.

Limit yourself to only one or two cheat days

Cheat days can actually be good for you physically and emotionally, as long as you practice cheat day mindfully and don’t let the day stretch into multiple days or weeks. If you decide that you will have a cheat day during the holidays, this can give you the freedom to take it a bit easier, enjoy some of the foods you’ve missed, and get rejuvenated. However, make sure you plan these days in advance, make plans for exactly how you will “cheat,” and be sure to get right back into your groove right after.


Pick up a more portable workout routine

In 2020, about 70 percent of people in the United States traveled during the holidays. If you are making plans to leave home, you can easily get sidetracked with your fitness routine simply because you don’t have access to your preferred gym or home fitness equipment.

The key? Make your fitness routine more portable. You can pick up a set of resistance bands with handles, a jump rope, or even some rubber resistance bands and these won’t take up much space in your suitcase.


Keep your nutritional intake in check

With family dinners, office parties, and meals out with friends in lieu of holiday celebrations, you can easily get off track when it comes to what you feed your body. While it doesn’t necessarily hurt to splurge a little here and there, you don’t want to skim when it comes to giving your body the vitamins and minerals it needs.

So, even if you have to add Protein and Greens to your everyday plan or take a good multivitamin, do it. Your body will thank you for it even though you may not be eating exactly what you should be.


Thwart cravings and maintain energy levels with protein

It can be really hard not to have cravings during the holidays. Whether it is thoughts of that amazing dish you know your relatives will have at family dinner or those tantalizing holiday treats on full display at the local grocery store, the food temptation at the end of the year is truly in your face. To keep some of the cravings at bay, be sure to keep your protein intake in check.

Research shows that increasing dietary protein may help you lower your total calorie intake by as much as 25 percent and keep your cravings at bay. So add some whey protein isolate to your smoothie in the morning or work added protein into your everyday meals.


Get the most from every workout

If you have no choice but to skip a few workouts through the holidays because of a busy schedule, simply make sure every workout you do get in gives you the biggest bang for your buck. Grab some Sweat Ignition Workout Gel, which helps you sweat more during a workout and make sure you get the best results.


With a little pre-planning, some conscious effort, and a few tweaks to your usual routine, you can get through the holidays without derailing your overall fitness goals. However, if you do get a little carried away, skip more workouts than you prefer, and consume a few too many treats, consider doing a quick cleanse with TC1 Detox, remind yourself of your goals, and get back on track.