Happy "Fit"mas Everyone!

Make sure you get the rest of our "Fit"mas tips.

We want to celebrate fitness around the world with The 6 Days of Fitmas. In celebration TFW DuPage want's to give you 50 fitness tips that will help you get through this holiday rush. That's help with how to handle holiday parties, what tricks can help you avoid binging on sweets, and how to handle your fitness schedule around such a crazy time of year.



Day 1 of Fitmas

Nutrition Can Be Done

  1. If You’re Hosting a Holiday Party, Provide Healthy Snacks - Serve salsa with whole-grain, trans-fat-free chips or pita wedges. Offer hummus or guacamole with fresh vegetables.
  2. Eat Smaller Portions of Food - This is especially important at a buffet where you may want to try everything. Choose the items you want to try the most, and eat a small portion of each.
  3. Holiday Hors-d'Oeuvres - You don’t have to pass up the cheese tray! Just be smart about your choices. In addition to portion control, harder cheeses tend to be lower in fat than softer cheeses. And opt for a whole-wheat or multi-grain crackers instead of one made with refined grain.
  4. Holidays and the Fast Food Trap - The holiday season can keep you on the go with little time to prepare meals. Fast food may be handy, but is often high in fat and calories. Prepare and freeze quick, healthy meals ahead of time to stay out of the fast-food trap.
  5. Holiday Staples and Stuffing - Cook stuffing outside of the turkey it’ll have fewer calories and will be healthier than the traditionally prepared stuffing. Also, when preparing the stuffing, try to incorporate more vegetables and less bread.
  6. Don’t Deprive Yourself - Depriving one’s self of certain foods often leads to binge eating, so if you want something, eat it. Just eat smaller portions and make the healthiest choice. When you start to deprive yourself, it's a slippery slope of staying on track with your fitness goals.
  7. Holiday Desserts and Your Sweet Tooth - If you are someone who loves their holiday pies, you are not out of luck. Just make smarter choices! Apple Pie is better than other holiday favorites because it contains fruit and not as much sugar and calories as other rich desserts. Pumpkin Pie is also a healthier choice than cookies and cakes. Fruit salad makes a delicious dessert, too.
  8. Holiday Treats and the Healthier Option - If part of your holiday tradition involves baking cookies, make them with vegetable oil in place of solid fats or shortening. Add some whole grains or wheat germ, raisins, and nuts. Also,

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