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Our Tips For Staying Healthy During The Holidays

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

Here are some of our personal tips for staying healthy and feeling good over the holiday season!

Deb Siewing (Friend & Former Dragonfly Coach): For me, healthy holidays consist of…

  • Running and prancing

  • Consistent weight training

  • Eating healthy and filling up before going to a party where I know the snack and sweet table will be full

  • Not hanging out at the food table where mindless snacking happens

  • And mainly keeping the “everything in moderation” mentality!

Coach Missy: I make sure that I don’t “save up my calories” when attending holiday parties and family gatherings.  I eat as I normally do – protein and veggies with each meal.  When the opportunity arises for sweet treats or a cocktail I will have some, but don’t feel it’s a free pass to eat/drink ALL of it.  I also try to bring a healthier snack (veggies & hummus, or fruit) when I go to events so I know that option is there.

Joe Switzer (Friend & Former Dragonfly Coach): Let’s face it; the holidays can be tough for people who are trying to stay healthy.  This is especially true for those of us who enjoy eating, drinking, or who have a sweet tooth (like me).  I’m not kidding; I’m drawn to desserts like a moth to a flame, especially after a good home-cooked meal!  Here are some things that I personally try to follow in order to stay healthy during the holidays:

Everything in moderation –  I do allow myself to eat dessert.  However, I focus on only eating a reasonable portion.

Take things one day at a time – If I make a bad choice, I try to stay positive with myself and ask the question, “What will I do today to make better choices?”  We are all human and we all make mistakes.  I may cut out a dessert or increase my physical activity.

Keep moving – I try to continue to workout during the holidays.  I love my family, but sometimes they stress me out.  Don’t sit there and be agitated, go for a walk.  I have found that even a 15 minute walk can do me a world of good and put me in a much better mood.

Coach Renah: The thing that I think helps me the most is to keep moving! Even if it’s a short workout, doing something everyday during the holiday season makes me feel much better and can help offset those treats.  I also plan to eat healthy for all of my meals during the day if I know that I may want to splurge during the evening.  Even then, I try to load up on protein and veggies first.  I totally eat and enjoy all the foods that I want, but try to do so in moderation –  keeping in mind how it’s going to make me feel.

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