10 tips for surviving the holiday events

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The holidays present a time for letting loose…literally.  It’s also the time of year when it’s super easy to pack on extra weight in the name of making merry, thanks to those huge parties with endless supply of free food and drink.

Here are 10 tips that will help you not overdo it…

  1. Get your workout out in earlier in the day to get your metabolism going
  2. Avoid “fasting” before a holiday meal or event. Waiting to have 1 big meal leads to over eating
  3. At event start by eating healthy items such as salads and soups, protein before moving on to desserts.
  4. Alternate an alcoholic beverage with water or tonic water
  5. Eat mindfully – stop and think about what you’re eating. If you know something doesn’t support your health, 3 bites is all you need. Make those 3 bites count by making sure it’s something you really like. Sometimes we eat items we don’t care about because they are available.
  6.  As you enjoy the ‘unhealthy items’ kill the guilt Its okay to enjoy foods that you don’t enjoy on the regular but in moderation
  7. Remind yourself that all the foods available during the holidays are also available all year round to avoid over indulging in them. They will always be there
  8. Politely say no to ‘food-pushers’ who keep encouraging you to go for seconds, or more dessert etc
  9. Don;t hang around the buffet table or bar all night long, you will keep having more (drinks or food) walk around and socialize instead of eating.
  10. After it’s done, clean it up the next day. It’s easy to let celebrations and overindulging to linger on for 4, 6 days or weeks…before you know it, you’ve dug yourself a hole that will take a lot of get out of #moderation

Happy Holidays!

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11 Comments

  1. Meggy December 13, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    This is very helpful thank you very much. I’m challenging myself this time by not over doing Xmas and new year, i started my reset on 1st dec and planning to go through the festive season without cheating but eat clean. So far things are working, thus will continue till end of March when I will weigh and take measurements for a photo shoot at the gym. Then continue again with reset till end of July for my big holiday to kenya. I’m determined to do this.

  2. Joan December 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Very insightful. Thanks Mukami. Am really learning a lot from your mails. God bless.

  3. Michelle December 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Been on a holiday binge since last year,I fell of my fitness wagon,now I am more than determined to love my health more.This holiday I am all for moderation

  4. Pety Franz December 13, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this. Tomorrow I will start my holiday and since in the hotels they tend to make very tempting meals , I will be very watchful . I will try to resist the buffet .

  5. Alawiyya December 13, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Good bless you girl.Am learning a lot.

  6. Tichi Veon December 14, 2017 at 12:22 am - Reply

    Very important information

  7. Ruth December 14, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    thank you Jane for the tips, let the merry happen on a healthy manner…. be blessed..MERRY CHRISTMAS

  8. Sir Tito Martin December 14, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Nice one there Jane and thank you for letting us know that we have to control our appetites and eating habits as we approach this feasting period

  9. Jane macharia December 14, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    very helpful tips.

  10. Jane macharia December 14, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Comment…Thank-you Jane

  11. Priscilla wanjiku December 14, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Okay okay, Christmas is here again when Nairobi moves to the coast between 24th Dec to 1st Jan..Waa… but now we know better;
    1. Start healthy eating now..
    2. Engage in swimming and volleyball at the coast beaches.
    3. Learn to say No to second helpings
    4. No lingering around the buffet tables and bars
    5. Network network afterall Jan is coming and we need to grow our businesses
    Ahem ahem! Yipeeee…I got it!
    Thank Jane! But on 6th Jan tukutane nikiwa nimevaa mask!!!

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