Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Posted by on November 29, 2012

Contributed by Meredith Butulis, DPT, MSPT, ACSM HFS, CPT
Health Fitness Program Chair, Minnesota School of Business

GoalsJump ahead to December 31st for a moment. You get to the end of the night, and you find yourself making a New Year’s Resolution. You might share it with others or write it down. A common one that I hear is “I am going to lose 20 pounds.” This is a good health goal, and next year we will talk about how to accomplish this successfully.

Today, let’s start with how to take steps now to change that goal from 20 lbs to 10 or 5 or even 0!  Much of this will rely on what you do and consume during the holidays.

Try the following steps TODAY and on January 1st, go ahead and share your successes with us! Share what works and what doesn’t work for you too!

  • Step 1: What is your goal that you will accomplish within the next 30 days? Try to make it specific, measurable, and achievable. For example, in the next 30 days I will improve my health and begin on my fitness improvement by drinking 8 glasses of water per day. Write it down where you can see it every day.
  • Step 2: On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you that you are 100% committed to achieving this goal in the face of all obstacles? If you are at a 9-10, we’re good to go! If you are at a 1-5, list out your obstacles and solutions to overcome them.  
  • Step 3: Obtain credible knowledge to help you with your goals. We have a whole team of instructors and students here to help. Post your questions by leaving us a comment!

Here are a few resources to get you started:Holidays

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