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Staying Fit and Healthy During the Holidays. Lifestyle. 2018-11-21 | By: Snap Fitness Holiday food is scary, right? No way!

The consensus is to be terrified of weight gain around the holidays, but did you know that the average weight gain around the holidays is only 1 pound? However, the concern isn’t really that 1 pound, it’s whether or. With holiday stress and food, it can seem hard to maintain your health during the holidays.

Check out our 10 tips to keep you healthy and motivated this season. ‘Tis the season for overindulging in fancy dinners, cocktails at the office, holiday parties, and lots of pies. How will we fit into our jeans by the end of it all?! Susana Victoria Perez has the.

How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays. Noma Nazish Contributor. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. ForbesLife.

I cover all things food, culture and wellness. During the holidays we tend to neglect our health and overindulge. Stay healthy this season with tips for emotional, physical and mental health. Answer:When people ask how to stay healthy during the holidays, one of the main things I tell them is to get sleep to avoid contracting illness. Lack of sleep really puts you at risk of getting sick during the holidays.

Whether you’re at the mall, at a party, or on a train or plane, you can avoid germs and stop yourself from getting sick. Learn the easy ways to stay well all season long. ‘Tis the season for peppermint mochas, chocolate crinkle cookies and long to-do lists. If the thought of holiday goodies and never-ending lines at Target has you crossing exercise off your list, then it might be time to get a little creative with your fitness.

Here at Cooking Light, being healthy means more than tracking numbers on a scale or how many minutes of cardio we’ve logged this week.It means taking care of our mental health, checking in with our bodies, and fueling ourselves the best way we can. Sometimes that means eating a quinoa bowl or going for a jog, other times it means taking a bath or enjoying a frosted cookie. Do the holidays stress you out?

You’re not alone. It’s a hectic time of year for many people, maybe even most people. Nothing about our usual daily life goes away.

The holidays add a layer o.

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You don’t have to choose between enjoying the holidays or staying lean and healthy—you can choose both.

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• Encourage family mealtimes; involve the family to help modify behaviors and lifestyle, encourage healthy foods and drinks, avoid buying sweets and sugary drinks, and recommend at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

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When you arrive, find a local grocery store and get your favorite healthful foods that you can prepare simply where you are staying.

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Eating healthy on a holiday is quite doable—really.

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As a starting point, pick up a copy of Travelling Well by Dr Deborah ‘Deb’ Mills, a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about staying healthy while travelling, available online at www.thetraveldoctor.com.au.

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Pack cereal bars and fruit for the other days so that your family has healthy options, even if the hotel doesn’t.

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I might propose that you look for ways to be more active on one of these holidays, plan to make healthier food

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The day before you begin your healthy lifestyle, go shopping and stock your kitchen with fresh, organic vegetables, fruits, raw nuts, seeds, grains, and other foods you will need.

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All the usual recommendations bear repeating—and should now constitute a daily routine—exercise regularly, walk as much as you can, eat less but eat more healthy foods, drink a lot of water (up to a gallon a day), enjoy good wine in moderation, and get regular medical, dental, and vision checkups.

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Treat yourself to authentic food joints, but remember that your body needs time to acclimate to all of the new foods you’re shoveling in.

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  • Please do not eat fruit before a party, instead indulge in  a piece of protein, such as chicken or some tuna fish. it will curb your appetite for sure, where as the sugar in the fruit will satisfy only for a very short time  and stimulate one’s appetite  and cravings for carbohydrates.
    I think it should read*how to eat HEALTHYLY!

  • I created a Christmas challenge for myself running a 5 k PB. But I injured my right calf two weeks before Christmas and that was that. Bad squats are to blame I think, I am soon back on track.:)

  • I just came back from my first long run after the Christmas week. I must have probably gained like 5kg after the food and drinks I had xD and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to catch up. Luckily, even though it felt hard, I survived and I’m ready to keep it rolling. I’ll just try to be more careful with my meals these next few days D: Great video, coaches!

  • I screw up every year between Thanksgiving-Christmas with my fitness. So this year, I simply registered for a marathon for late January. That has helped me tremendously on staying focused.

  • I went in to destroy everything in sight….and succeeded in making myself sick. I will be back on the grind tomorrow. At least I did the 12 days of Christmas workout…ouch.

  • I 100% agree with this. Going vegan/being healthier doesn’t need to be at the expense of indulgence. If I see a vegan pastry, especially at a place where I don’t expect to find one, you better believe I’m eating it lol

  • What’s this Holiday downtime you speak of? Haven’t you heard? It’s officially 16 weeks until the Boston Marathon! Who has time for downtime?:D Also, great production values, Jeff! Happy Holly Days!

  • Anyone here eats plant based for ethical reasons? I feel like so many more people are because of health, but I really do think that ethics is what fuels a plant-based diet.

  • Great video. Side note I appreciate that both of these young ladies look fit, and not like uber thin ultra runners. Way more relatable, and less intimidating, to a regular 225# guy like me.

  • I really appreciate this video!! I’ve recently been working with a therapist to get past some of my lingering food fears. I developed an eating disorder a few years ago which was in large part influenced by the high carb vegan movement and raw til four lifestyle being pushed. It became so extreme and restrictive for me and the lack of fat fucked up my hormones and I have not had my period since.

    Veganism has the power to be such an abundant, delicious, satisfying way to live! While being health conscious is admirable, so is eating that cupcake with white flour and icing and vegan butter. I’m still finding that balance but I’m so glad videos are coming up like this now to make people realize it’s ok (!!!!) to have salt, oil, sugar, etc. Especially around the holidays, it also shows other people that veganism is not extreme and that you can indulge and enjoy food like anyone else.

    My one thing is, don’t you avoid oil, Caitlin? Most of your recipes seem to be oil-free? I’ve been slowly incorporating oil back into my diet and it is freeing not to be so fearful of it.

  • I would love to see a healthy vegan dessert recipe video on your channel! I love sweets so much, it would be great to have an alternative:)

  • I can’t eat any sugar or else I break out horribly:( I sometimes indulge but then my skin looks awful for a month. When I eat clean my skin looks great and that is my motivation

  • for those of you who struggle with OVEReating during the holidays, i definitely recommend keeping a tervis of water/tea with you at all times.

  • Love it! Our minds think so much alike, keep up the positive vibes and videos, Caitlin ��
    I’m still trying to figure out what kind of indulgent foods to make my omnivorous family for the holidays (I have 2 X-Mases to attend). I’d like to bring a dinner and a dessert dish to each and really WOW my family. Any go-to suggestions anyone?

  • Just became vegetarian I would love your advice I am on a serious budget and I have a physical challenge I have checked with my dr. Can I reach out to you

  • I completely agree on indulging on a little piece of something more frequently than restricting that “forbidden” food and only eating it occasionally, leading to a binge because of guilt and desire of a food you’ve been restricted from eating… I indulge on a at least 1 thing that I enjoy on a daily basis, whether that be a piece of chocolate, a serving of chips, etc. it really helps you to make better decisions on your portion control because you’re consciously aware that you are able to continuously have a little treat without feeling like it’s a “one shot wonder” and feeling obligated to binge on it because you never have it in your diet.

  • Yeah, I’d have to agree about not stressing over having unhealthy stuff here and there, like vegan butter in a decadent dessert, or something someone cooked with oil. That being said, and this is purely for me personally, I have a strong aversion to oil, since I learned it definitely isn’t awesome for my body, and I tend to strive strongly towards making my food as virtually healthy as possible, because it’s both physically pleasing in the sense that it tastes super awesome, but mentally pleasing, because I know I’m not hurting my body by eating unhealthy things. Now, if I’m out and I happen to come across a restaurant with a vegan option (its fairly slim where I live) and it has oil, I won’t stress out about it, as I expect eating out to be unhealthy in general. Probably because before I went vegan, I ate gross unhealthy food all the time, and so my brain associates eating out as unhealthy xD but if I’m looking up a new recipe to learn and try, I’ll either try to find a way to not use any oil/butter/etc. or I’ll just skip over a recipe til I find an oil/butter/etc free recipe

  • Thanks for being the Angel on my shoulder, because the other guy is telling me, just eat the holiday treats….! Happy holidays, TRE

  • Thank you so much for this video! As a vegan, it’s much easier for me to have less guilt surrounding food both in terms of ethics and health. I’m pretty consistently getting my fruits n veggies and all that so I can indulge here and there. But I still experience a lot of anxiety, guilt, and stress around food now and again, especially during the holidays when there’s a lot of unhealthy things in large volume (like last year when I made a huge batch of vegan cookies but since I’m the only vegan in the house, had to eat them all by myself because I also have guilt around wasting food and I NEVER throw things out). I’ll eat unhealthy things for the sake of not wanting them to go to waste or because I’m craving them and when I go off track just a couple of times, I tend to start craving more junk food than normal. But I start to worry that I’m not being healthy enough or stressing about weight, etc. It’s a tough battle and I’m sure a lot of people struggle with it! So it’s nice to hear your thoughts and advice on it thank you:)

  • I totally agree, relax and make healthy choices when it comes to food but also let yourself enjoy time with your family even if it means a few extra calories!!! Happy Holidays Caitlin!

  • I appreciate that you talked about the cultural/emotional importance of food. I’m so tired of people minimizing food to just “fuel.” Humans are one of very few species that share food and eat together, and even in the prehistoric archaeological record, it’s evident how important sharing meals has been.

  • I struggle with food anxiety around the holidays a lot too. It’s so hard because eating food with loved ones is such a big part of the holidays for me and my family, but at the same time I can often eat too much of all the indulgent food (I suppose cause usually I’m not used to having it so when i have a little I can’t stop or just think “oh well I’ve already had some so f*ck it i’ll just keep going) but then feel awfully guilty and that ruins the holiday spirit in the end. BUT this year I’m determined to find a balance. <3 Thank you so much for this.

  • Since I began to practice daily yoga I see all the imperfections of my body. (Before that I didn’t care at all.) So I tend to be less indulgent with what I’m eating. And I don’t want to be like that… So I keep reminding me that it’s ok to have imperfections, it’s ok to eat chocolate and sweets. I don’t want to struggle with food… So thanks for the reminder:)

  • I am vegan for 1 month now, but i fell awkward knowing i will spend the Christmas with my family and everyone will eat everything from a pig(from intestines(homemade sausages) to pigskin) and i will eat something else. I feel like they will just look at me with judging eyes. How do you all cope with something like this?

  • No matter how much I eat, if I don‘t eat fats I am starving. It doesn‘t feel any different from when I am actually not eating enough calories. I don‘t get how anyone does it.

  • I gave up salt, nuts and avocado 43 days ago. And my tastebuds are adapting. I had to experience it for myself to believe it. So though it’s true that fat and salt, especially together, tastes amazing, you can train yourself to find less hyperpalatable food truly enjoyable.

  • Caitlin I cannot begin to express how much I adore you! Your message and everything you do is so amazing, and I just love how approachable you make not only veganism, but healthy living. You just have so much insight and wisdom, and you’ve provided me so much help in my own journey out of binging and into a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Never stop doing what you’re doing you are just so amazing!!❤

  • Love this message! Holiday eating is definitely a struggle of mine, but what you said is 100% true. Btw I love your “Chat with Caitlin” series (it’s one of my favorites)! <3

  • yessss, i’ve spent too many holidays worrying about food. This is the first christmas in such a long time that I’m approaching the holidays with a healthy mindset towards food and towards my body:)

  • I love your videos and I agree with you entirely. But, out of curiosity did you mean to say butter? When you said you don’t mind if your mum makes cookies with oil or butter, you’ll eat it? Just curious

  • I see eyes rolling about eating gluten free. Really upsets me because so many people don’t believe my gluten intolerance is real based off one article that news outlets decided to quote, while there are a dozen of other peer reviewed articles proving that gluten sensitivity is real, and can be worse than celiac disease because there’s no test for it other than an elimination diet. I’ll stick eating gluten free for the holidays, because the taste of wheat is not worth causing me joint pain, chronic fatigue, muscular weakness, and depression.

  • I definitely needed to see this video, thank you so much, Caitlin. I’ve struggled so much with limiting myself and making myself miserable by not letting myself eat the foods that I want because it’s not completely healthy. Now I get terrible anxiety when it comes to eating so I’m trying to tell myself that it’s ok to eat the treats that I want in moderation because the other 90% of the time I am choosing healthy foods. It’s been really hard to try and get myself to stop stressing so much about it and to just enjoy the foods and memories that come along with indulging in a tasty treat but this video definitely helped me, so thank you <3

  • Honestly, I would be DELIGHTED if there were somewhat indulgent vegan options at a holiday party, dinner, or any other food-related event! Typically, my extended relatives would provide almost little to no vegan options for me, let alone provide any vegan desserts! So, it’s really easy for me to eat healthily on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day since all I can usually eat are the salads, veggies, rice, and sometimes tofu. Nevertheless, it is still REALLY challenging for me to resist temptations when coming back home for winter break since my area is less walk-friendly than my college campus, and there are MORE amazing vegan restaurants and stores with lots of indulgent meals that I have to try! I feel very self-conscious about the things that happen to my body over the holidays because I naturally become softer and less active. But at the end of the day, that’s A-OKAY!

    P.S. Oh yeah, and I can totally attest to the fact that healthier alternatives don’t always cut it. Come on. I don’t want a raw vegan pizza with a grain free crust or avocado toast on a lettuce wrap (WTF?!).

  • Thank you for addressing this topic. I’ve lost a bit of weight over the course of the year by eating healthier I lost pretty much the last few pounds I wanted to get rid of, but I’m still not happy with the way I look and I’m always afraid I’ll gain them back if I indulge, or eat the wrong thing or eat too much. Now is the time when everyone is giving you sweets and I hate that my relationship with that kind of food has become this way. I used to eat too much of it, and now I can’t seem to find a balance.

  • I feel like when it comes to your diet, I think that adding things is more important than taking them away. Of course avoid animal products and avoidable toxic chemicals as much as you can but otherwise don’t get too caught up in “I shouldn’t eat x or y” and instead focus more on “I think I would feel better if I ate more leafy greens or fresh fruit etc”

  • Thank you so much for this video Caitlin! I’m already thinking about family meals this Christmas. After years of dealing with comments on me not eating meat, my family has pretty much gotten used to that, but the rest of the food is still definitely not vegan. My mom uses butter in all of her cooking, frying and even soups. All cakes and pies are all eggs, butter and sugar. They would think I’m totally mad if I wantd to have vegan substitutes for all that. And yes I do make some additional vegan food to share, but I always have such a hard time and feel guilty refusing their main dishes… We usually have fish for Christmas and I was just asked yesterday again if I will have some. I can sense how uncomfortable/dissapointed even though I have explained it all to them thousands of times. I’m sure a lot of vegans are dealing with that too.

  • This is SO good, and something I needed to hear! I have been kind of depriving myself of/strict with sweets because my primary goal is weigh loss. I’ve lost 40 pounds in 11 weeks and I have another 80-85lbs to go doing HCLF. It’s like I know that there are healthy ways to make desserts or that it’s okay to indulge every once in a while, but I’m still trying to find a balance because I don’t think I have self control. I intuitively listen to everything else my body craves, but when it’s like, “I want chocolate” I grab fruit instead. The struggle….

  • Perfect timing guys. This week is probably when a few of us drop off. This will help me stay on routine for the rest of the week and next. Keep up the great videos!

  • As a person who is dealing with an eating disorder and trying to kick its ass, THANK YOU for this video and for your words. They are truly encouraging and heart-warming. This is the first holiday season in a long long time in which I’m not feeling guilty eating biscuits and sweets and processed food, because for years I’d been living in complete fear of that kind of food. I have kinda finally understood that the concept of “clean” food is silly and dangerous, and since then my mental stability is so much better. Thank you for your contribution to this extremely relevant topic, LOVE your videos and your participation to the vegan community! ��

  • Caitlin I love this video!! This is so inspiring to me and came with perfect timing. I was just thinking about all these ways I should try and stay healthy over winter break and now hearing this I just feel a lot better, like a light switch went off. I don’t need to eat “perfectly”! I am going to enjoy the time with my family and focus on being balanced instead:)

  • I’ve been vegan for almost a month so I haven’t really experienced this yet. I would probably just make the best vegan food in the world because I know what I put into it and I can still enjoy it, I mean most plants are healthy right? The only downside is that I don’t know anyone vegan (yet) because everyone around my age (13) isn’t really thinking about stuff like this. I kinda feel Like a adult when I’m around them. Since I still wanna be healthy and fit when I’m old, I begin with a healthy lifestyle this young. I’m very proud of myself for that. This was my life story����✨����

  • I’m SO glad that a lot of people found this video helpful, but unfortunately for me I was disappointed. And I LOVE your content, don’t get me wrong, but hear me out… As someone who HAS a problem with binging, I found this hard to relate to. How do I go from Point A to Point B, as in from Binging all of the chocolate to eating it on a routine, but with control? I work/go to school, and there is a Trader Joes by my campus. Every week, I will grab a box of vegan chocolate chip cookies (and sometimes other things) and every time I finish that box by the night. If I go multiple times, I still end up binging, I just end up binging more (like 3 times a week instead of once). Also, how do I not binge when on my period? Its also really hard, because I’ve been vegan for years now and I am pretty healthy, other than the fact that I am overweight, and I personally couldn’t connect to this video. Maybe it’s just me, and I know that this is in NO way your fault, I just find that I binge in the Winteralways. And every other video usually doesn’t relate to me either because the advice does not pertain to vegans:(

  • I completely agree with your stance on having more balance versus feeling the need to be 100% clean. There have been many times I have tried to eat “perfectly” and I never could end up sustaining it and would always feel SO guilty for caving in! A lot of vegans have preached purity, but intuitive eating with balance is a much better and much less stressful lifestyle. Thanks Caitlin, I think a lot of us needed to hear this!

  • Thank you soso much for this. Very refreshing, i’m so tired of these ´How to keep eating 100% clean during holidays’ videos… I totally agree with your point of view. Things are not black & white, it’s all about balance! ❤️

  • HA that chocolate example is too real. I don’t really “allow” myself to have chocolate, but I’ve been stressed from finals, so when I finally bought Enjoy Life chocolate chips, I ate WAY too many and felt sick and guilty. Allowing yourself treats here and there is way better for your mind and body, I agree <3

  • I totally see where you’re coming from. I have been striving to be an ethical vegan for some time now. With the holidays coming up im just feeling way more pressure from my family because they still use regular butter and milk when they cook for me even though im lactose intolerant anyways. It sucks being rude and saying I wont eat what they cook for me but at the same time I don’t want to eat food that is gonna hurt my body and that comes from animals at all.

  • This was so helpful!! I have struggled with these “issues” of feeling guilty and avoiding indulgent food, especially during the holidays so your tips are really useful:) I totally understand the thing with the chocolate and wanting to eat too much because you don’t eat it often makes a lot of sense

  • Merry Christmas Coach Holly & Coach Morgan �� Any idea when the Blooper video is being released? See you on the trails at 10.00am tomorrow, we’ll it is Christmas so it’s a bit later ��‍♂️

  • I used be be so obsessed with dieting,after getting a chronic illness, I know those things don’t matter anymore. I do eat mostly healthy vegan and gluten free, because some things my body can’t handle and it makes my body feel worse. I still like to indulge sometimes, but on things my body can handle. I’m into listening to my body.

  • Great advice!!! I live by the thought that is 90% of my food is the healthier options, then the 10% of the times won’t matter. Because I am ethically vegan, it will always be 100% vegan but that isn’t synonymous with healthy lol. I do not schedule cheat days or anything, I just work the more indulgent foods in and usually make sure my next meal is full of nutrients to keep me balanced. My sister is not vegan but she has been losing weight on a low carb diet recently and it bummed me out for her when she said she would not be eating any of the “good stuff” for Christmas. Coming from a 20 year background of bulimia and being in recovery for 1.5 years, I know that restriction mindset and it was not an enjoyable time. I enjoy my life and diet more now than ever before.

  • yo my family is def not the most healthy one, but we literally NEVER deep fried anything ever lol. It just seems so scary to me whenever I see it. Just the amount of hot oil… ew

  • One more tip: it’s the perfect time to get in touch with your local running groups/clubs! Usually (my club does this) you’ll find a “merry christmas run” open to everybody! Join it! It’s a lot of fun and a good way to earn some “easy miles” and make new friends! (and maybe join the group/club too!!) 😉 MERRY CHRISTMAS from Italy!

  • Loved hearing this and definitely needed it today! I personally like to challenge myself to drink a lot more water during this time of year, because I feel that when I’m fully hydrated, I tend not to binge as much on indulgent treats! That way I can have something sweet without feeling so guilty. As Caitlin said, it’s all going to balance out! Happy Holidays everyone!

  • Definitely needed to hear this right now. I’m stressing over exams currently and I need to stop adding unnecessary food stress on top of that. Trying to enjoy the holidays instead of having anxiety over it.

  • Loved this and I can totally relate. In my early teens I started to have an eating disorder nothing dramatic, but I still have to count my calories and do not like my body which makes me over-exercise if I feel like I ate too much. But right now, my biggest fear is salt. I do not really know why, but since I am eating a lot of salty foods right now, I always find myself feeling bad for it. Problem is that I absolutely love my vegan pepper steaks (I am a vegan that loved the taste of meat but does not want to put their cravings over an animals life) and they are very salty, but if I don’t eat them, I am always very low on protein because I am not a huge fan of tofu, tempeh and whatever else is out there and get stomach aches if I eat to many beans and legumes (lentils are legumes, right?).

  • Experience has taught me that my body HATES me when I eat unhealthy choices. Like sweets, processed foods, sugar drinks.  An occasional piece of high cacao 70% French dark chocolate is fine. 

    Even vegan ‘butter’ cheese’ mess with my digestive system.  And if I am not drinking water through out the day my body lets me know in a not nice way.

    It’s also important to know what nutrients your body really needs when you feel the desire to eat high salt, high fat, sweets etc.

  • I found that when I eat less fat (avocados, nuts etc!) my skin starts breaking out, when I was eating avocados and nuts everyday my skin was flawless! I’ve not had them in a while, and now my skin is getting horrid, I need to get back on track��

  • Veganism often crosses the line into restriction…. we already restrict sooo many “foods” that other ppl eat, just eat what makes you feel good and happy too:)

  • Watch what you eat, veganism and intermittent fasting.. key factors to maintaining your weight and health ALL YEAR LONG������������

  • Oh my gosh, thank you so much for this. I agree 100% with the ‘more frequent’ style of eating. I literally restrict certain foods because they’re ‘unhealthy’ and then when I allow my self some of it, I always stuff myself until I’m about to explode.

  • You are so much younger than me and I wish I had gone vegan and adopted this attitude before I hit 36. Haha! But I totally agree with what you’re saying. And, in the end, it’s what you eat long-term that matters, not what you have on occasion to treat yourself.