Alcohol is caloric, and too many drinks can most certainly affect your waistline, not to mention lower your immune system. Plus, impaired thinking can lead to bad, often greasy, food decisions. Limit the alcohol.
Don't overindulge in desserts.
Pumpkin pie, chocolate chip cookies, ooey gooey caramel bars and so much more! Yes, the desserts are a perk of the holiday season. Just don't let them get the best of you! Indulge mindfully.
Make plenty of time for family & friends.
Socializing is a vital part of your health. There is no better time to gather together than the holidays. Make it a priority to spend this season with the ones you love.
Get enough sleep.
The most sure-fire way of consuming too many calories and throwing your whole defense system off is by skimping on sleep. Don't let the parties get the best of you . Get enough rest; it will keep your stress levels in check and your mood elevated, which is the most festive way to be during this holiday season!
Keep Vitamin C in your routine.
Vitamin C will keep your immune system revved and ward off sickness. Eat apples, oranges, strawberries or grapefruit. If necessary, take a supplement (though eating the foods is preferred!)
Don't skimp on your workout.
The colder weather and cozy holiday season makes it easier to say no to the gym. But don't! The fastest way to lose track is by skipping the sweat your body needs.
Be cautious of sugary drinks.
Egg nog is delicious, but also caloric. If you're going to indulge - no worries - but just count this into your overall food intake. (It's easier to forget drinks!)