How to get back on track after the holidays

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The holidays have come and gone, and even though they’ve been a fun time (minus some minor family squabbles and almost no alone time), you now find yourself completely off track with your diet and your exercise regime. When was it you started eating leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast? You forget.

While it’s easy to feel like you’re at an impasse and there’s no going back to the healthy lifestyle you cultivated prior to the holidays, we’re here to tell you the opposite, and give you the tools to make it happen.


1. With food

Drink water before each meal

Drink 1-2 glasses of water to prime your stomach. This will make it easier to eat the right amount, and stop any false hunger pangs.

2. Put leftovers away

Sometimes we eat more just because the food is right there in front of us. When you plate your food, put the rest away in Tupperware containers; you’ll be far less tempted to overeat.

3. Separate your veggies

Once you’ve portioned out your food and plated it – start with the veggies first. These are the good foods and the ones full of the nutrients you need – filling up on these first makes it harder to eat too much of anything else.

4. Set goals with exercise

I’m a huge fan of finding a non-weight-related target and working towards it. Maybe aim for lifting more, or managing more push-ups, whatever it is make it a goal and make sure to find someone who can hold you to it.

5. With lifestyle

Get organized. Keep a daily journal of your food and exercise habits, heck, download the Lifesum app! plan ahead for each day so that you have fewer decisions to make when it comes to what to eat or whether to work out. The more you have ready and prepared, the harder it is to get off track.

With Lifesum, tracking your healthy habits (and the not so healthy ones) becomes a breeze. We’ll help you pick the right food, and eat the right portion sizes, to reach your personal health goals.

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