Kacey’s Nutrition Corner

Staying Clean around the Holidays

Believe it or not, the Holiday Season is upon us. For most of us this means endless
celebrations, office parties, and family get togethers which include an abundance of
food and alcohol. Many of us are on the path to better health and nutrition, so don’t
let the holidays get in your way. The average person can gain 5-8 pounds this time
of year! WOW. The following are jut a few things to keep in mind to avoid becoming
one of those average people.

1. Eat something before you go
It may sound obvious, but the less hungry you are, the less likely you are to
indulge in something that you shouldn’t. Before heading out to that party,
make sure you have filled up on something nutritious that will hold you over.
Proper hydration also plays a large role, too. Drink plenty of water during
the day so that dehydration isn’t mistaken for being hungry.

2. Think about how you will feel later
Sure, that freshly baked cookie might taste good now, but how are you going
to feel physcially and emotionally later? Whenever I pass on something I
know I don’t need, I’m more upbeat and confident in myself when I go to bed.
Before you take a bite out of those cookies, ask yourself if you will regret it
later.

3. Get your sweat on
Traveling schedule keeping you from the gym? Make up your own workout!
That is the beauty of crossfit. Even without a gym or any equipment, you can
get a great sweat going in just a few minutes. Burpees may suck, but they
require very little room and no equipment and yeild a quick sweat. Pushups,
situps, lunges, air squats, handstands, and planks are all great bodyweight
movements to keep in mind. Also, if you google “travel WODs” you’ll find a
million different options to keep you occupied and in shape.

4. Lastly, think about the big picture
Remind yourself why you eat and live the way you do and how that makes
you feel. No one forces you to eat shitty food. Make your own smart
decisions over the holidays!

Happy Holiday season everyone!