4 Tips for Staying Lean This Holiday Season

The holidays are all about family and good food! With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, there’s a lot of temptation — and the potential to put on a few pounds or plateau on your weight loss journey. Your Lean Life has compiled a few tips for staying lean this holiday season.

Control Your Portions

Portions are crucial for staying lean. Refrain from over plating and overeating during holiday lunches/dinners – be consistent with your portions. Try to include a protein portion the size of your palm, a fist size serving of whole food carbs, and the rest should be vegetables.

Focus on Proteins and Whole Foods

During this time of year, delicious meals are prepared as well as various desserts, but stay strong. Keeping your focus on proteins and whole foods will allow you to stay disciplined. This means that you can allow some holiday specialties, just keep them to a minimum.  Set a boundary limit for those allowances!

Eat Your Fats in Moderation

Healthy Fats

Fats help keep you full, but they also carry the biggest number of calories. Including healthy fats such as avocado, coconut oil, and seeds in your diet is perfectly okay – but as previously mentioned, control your portions!

Don’t Destroy Your Sleeping Schedule

Holidays are a time to relax, go on vacation, and spend time with family and friends, but try to stick to a solid sleeping schedule. Sleeping is vital when it comes to staying lean and losing weight in general. Have your share of quality time with those you love, but not at the expense of sleep. 

Staying lean this holiday season might be tricky since we are surrounded by good company and great food, but never impossible. With good discipline, consistency, and following the tips above, keeping your weight stable can be simple! For additional information contact us, or follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter