It seems like yesterday when I received my first Nutrisystem food package in the mail, I can not believe I have now been on the program for 11 whole weeks! When I began my journey as a Nutrisystem blogger, my first thought was "Oh no, I will be on Nutrisystem through the holidays. That's the most difficult time for me!" Seriously, every holiday season usually ends up with at least an extra 10 pounds right to the derriere!
The holiday weight gain usually begins during Halloween and lasts until a few weeks after Christmas, I just can not pass up "marked down" Christmas chocolate! Well, this year I got through Halloween pretty unscathed and actually LOST a pound, miraculous! However, this week was going to be the real test; it was Thanksgiving week, a day of eating, eating and MORE eating. How will I survive this holiday?!
How I am Surviving The Holidays
Indulge: I know that might seem a little counterproductive but the more you deprive yourself during the holidays the more likely you will to binge. So, I am allowing myself two days, yup I said TWO days, to indulge. Now, that does not mean I am going to get all crazy and eat from a nonstop fatty buffet for two days but I am going to allow myself to eat things I enjoy without feeling guilty about it!
Make Healthier Dishes: This is something I have always been a proponent of. This Thanksgiving I scoured the internet and Pinterest and found many, MANY traditional recipes that I love made in a much healthier way. And let me tell you, they tasted great if not better than the fattier version!
Mix In Your Nutrisystem Food: Thanksgiving Day does not have to be filled with huge breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Thankgiving morning, I actually had a Nutrisystem blueberry muffin for breakfast and later that evening I satisfied my sweet tooth with a Nutrisystem dessert.
Go Shopping: What a great excuse to go shopping!!! Nix the online shopping for actually slipping into your tennis shoes and hitting the malls. You wouldn't believe the calories I burned yesterday for Black Friday! And if your significant other complains about the credit card bill, just tell them it was an investment in your health!
Get Your Z's: Even if you keep your food and exercise in check, not getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep a day can have adverse effects to your weight loss. So make sure you take care of yourself through this holiday season because a happier body will produce a happier YOU!
I Survived Thanksgiving! By sticking to my tips, I actually lost a pound this week. Unbelievable! I can not remember ever losing weight over Thanksgiving. Once again, thank you Nutrisystem for providing me with the tools for success!
Weekly Weight Loss: -1 pound
Total Weight Loss: -13 pounds
Weight Loss Goal For Next Week: -2 pounds
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