11 useful tips for a Fit Christmas

Thinking of a Christmas FitAt first, it sounds self-conscious. However, it doesn't have to be this way. It is easy for people to get carried away by everything this celebration entails: food, alcohol, parties and family gatherings. It is a busy schedule that can leave out the exercise routine.

In addition, many make Christmas a time of rest and vacations and abandon their activities to resume them in January. The truth is that this turns out to be a self-deception. When it comes to exercise, who's starting out in the world fit they know the will still wavers.

On the other hand, giving up exercise at Christmas is also harmful because with all the delicious gastronomic excesses it is impossible not to gain weight. So, in addition to succumbing to laziness and lack of time, you will spoil most of the effort you have made throughout the year. We hope this is not the case and these tips will help you!

1. Don't skip any meals

That thought that it is better not to eat breakfast for lunch enough or better not to eat lunch to eat twice as much for dinner only brings problems. Studies have shown that skipping meals is one of the main causes of the development of nutritional deficiencies or chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.

Thus, the most recommended is to eat several times a day in small portions or not to skip the main meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

2. Eat a little before leaving home

This is a surefire trick! If you have an invitation at the house of your parents, friends or coworkers and you know that there will be enough food, it is best to have a soft bite before leaving. This way you won't be rude to the hosts, but you won't be tempted to eat everything they serve you.

Of course, you must have an iron will not to fall for the delicacies and end up eating excessively, adding what you ate at home with the full portion elsewhere.

3. Keep a balance between diet and exercise

This is very important because many times what we eat at Christmas has too many calories; more than we burn during training. Therefore, there is an imbalance. So while the idea is not that you become a slave to calories, make sure the caloric intake is easy to burn with the exercise routine.

Maintaining the exercises during the holidays is difficult, but it is important to maintain the routines.

4. Stay hydrated

Drinking water is very important before, during and after training. This has been established by different studies. In addition, drinking water helps us calm the feeling of satiety, improve digestion and contribute to good intestinal transit. If you are going to drink alcohol it can counteract the symptoms of a hangover.

5. Learn to say "no"

This tip applies to Christmas Fit and for the whole year. It is important to learn to say "no" to certain foods and drinks. For example, holidays abound with desserts; They come in all sizes, flavors and colors. But not because they look delicious should you forget that their caloric intake is very high and that they usually have a high concentration of sugars.

It is in these cases that we must learn to tell ourselves "I don't want to", "it is not healthy", "it is better not to eat it". Although there are some healthy desserts that can be a good option.

6. Allow yourself some cravings

Sure you have to learn to say "no", but you can moderate it. There are some preparations that are unique at Christmas and, although you can prepare them any other day, they do not taste the same.

So choose some of those preparations to delight yourself with them at Christmas. Of course, depending on your nutritional load, try to balance with some extra exercise.

7. Avoid excesses

To live a Christmas Fit it is very necessary to avoid excesses. It is not about stopping tasting good things or exercising all the time, but it is about controlling excessive intake. This is because at Christmas the food usually contains a lot of sugar, carbohydrates and fats.

This recommendation not only applies to people who do physical training, but it should be for everyone. Thus, it is possible to take care of weight, sugar levels, cholesterol and cardiovascular health.

8. Drink in moderation

Not drinking alcohol on Christmas is almost impossible. The most common liqueurs are wine, champagne and whiskey, among others. The idea is not to stop having a drink when we think it is worth it, but to do it with great moderation.

Drinking alcohol in excess has several aggravating factors. On the one hand, having a high energy density, it makes us feel hungry. In addition, the myth that fat cuts its effects leads us to consume unhealthy foods, which is added to the fact that alcohol is itself a drink whose nutritional contribution is poor, considered a risk factor for becoming overweight and obese .

9. Exercise before and after if you are going to eat a large plate of food

Even if you have established your training times: only in the morning, in the afternoon or at night, if you are going to eat a Christmas dish of those that include fats, carbohydrates and sugars in one and that, in addition, is large, it is best to exercise before and after eating it.

Of course, it's not that you drop the plate and immediately train. Ideally, you should allow a couple of hours to do a good digestion. What you can do, if you were very full, is go for a walk. Do not stay sitting or asleep.

The consumption of alcohol during the holidays increases, so we must learn to regulate the substance.

10. Set realistic goals

As we already mentioned, the Christmas schedule is usually quite tight and in order not to breach and deceive ourselves, it's best to set realistic training goals.

Let's be honest; the discipline of spending 3-4 hours training is a big league thing. So be honest with yourself and schedule 30 to 50 minutes of daily training so you don't skip routines.

11. Don't breach your strength training

Due to the high fat consumption that occurs this season, people tend to focus their time on doing cardio. However, strength training helps, in addition to burning localized fat, maintaining muscle tone. So try to combine cardio with strength routines.

Enjoy Christmas Fit!

To fully enjoy a Christmas Fit it is necessary to mentalize. Don't punish yourself by thinking that it's all self-consciousness or that you can't eat like everyone else. Take out those negative thoughts and plan that in January you will remain in shape.

These tips that we have given you, as you can see, allow you to enjoy yourself, but in a responsible way. So that's what you have to focus on to have a good time without neglecting your physical and nutritional health.