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Helpful Healthful Tips for Navigating Through the Holidays

Tips on keeping stress levels down & caloric intake in check this Holiday Season.

I wanted to share these great tips from Samantha Lynch, MS, RD, CDN with you. Happy Holidays!

* "Practice the three-bite rule. Have that bite of cake. Studies show that people always rate the first and last bites as the best. Three bites give you a first, middle and last, which is all you need to appreciate a dessert completely. You will feel satisfied without wreaking havoc on your waistline.

*Remember: No one got ever got fat off of one brownie, or slice of pie. If you overindulge one night, don’t let it set the precedent for the rest of the holiday season. Get on track the next day, and your scale will not increase.

*Carve out time everyday for yourself. What better way to workout stress and burn calories than with a workout. So continue to book your fitness classes & put your workouts in your calendar like you would for a meeting, and work your day around your “me” time.

*Be realistic with your goals. I suggest December may be a time of weight maintenance. You have enough stress on your plate this time of year. So focus on maintaining that current number or size, and plunge forward come January." 

I am teaching Pilates in Wakefield & Stoneham. Please email for schedule bodybyconnie@gmail.com  Check out my Facebook page - Complete Body by Connie

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