You guys, this holiday season is killing me! I’m constantly on the go an I’ll just be honest, my eating has gotten super off track. With peppermint this and pumpkin that everywhere I go, let’s just say I’ve been indulging a little more than I should. I’ve thought about just waiting till January to get back on track but honestly, that will just make it even harder. Instead I’m making some simple changes NOW that will allow me to enjoy the holiday season (in moderation) and the best part is I’ve discovered the secret to NOT having to give up my favorite seasonal flavors!
Before I get to that though, I’m going to give you a little Christmas gift….a few little morsels of knowledge so to speak that can be a huge help in enjoying the holiday season without feeling a little discomfort when you slip into those sparkly new pants. And, yes, I’m using each and every one of these tips myself and am already seeing a huge difference! So let’s get started.
Turn Down the Drinks
Nope, I’m not just talking alcohol here! In fact, I’m talking more about the seasonal favorites like Egg Nog, Creamy Peppermint Lattes and rich hot chocolate! In the past I’ve been tempted to go for these first because I think hey, it’s a drink…how much harm can it do? But I’ve been oh so wrong! In fact, I’ve been getting off track with some of the seasonal drinks worse that I do with favorite foods. So this holiday season, I’m looking for better alternatives. One of my favorite options right now is what I call a Pomegranate Sparkler!
I created it simply by using one cup of seltzer water, a tablespoon of Pomegranate juice and fresh pomegranate seeds. Once it’s mixed all together, I add a sprig of mint to the top for a delicious beverage that looks festive, tastes divine and fits right in with my healthy living goals!
Whether I serve it up at my own gatherings or take it with me, it’s a perfect way to feel festive without falling prey to heavy seasonal drinks.
Practice Portion Control
I’m a snacker…I’ll admit it. And I often find that the more I stand around and chit chat, the more food I consume. It starts with an hour devour here and a finger food there. And the next thing I know I’ve eaten way more than I planned. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying a few morsels of holiday treats, plan out what you’re going to eat and choose to enjoy in moderation. Perhaps stick with the lighter options or better yet, make sure you have a seasonal treat that won’t leave you feeling defeated on hand.
Which leads me to my next tip….
Be Prepared with Zone Perfect Perfectly Simple Bars
Remember how I told you all about those peppermint and pumpkin flavors that have been reeking havoc on my healthy lifestyle? Well now I can enjoy them without the guilt! How you ask? Well, just take a peek at these amazing options!
I recently discovered that ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Bars come in TWO amazing limited edition holiday flavors that are seriously drool worthy!
With Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Chai flavors that boast 10 grams of protein and less than 200 calories, these delicious treats have got me saying Joy to the Bar!
This means that whether I’m at a holiday party, sitting in front of my Christmas tree wrapping presents or simply on the go finding the perfect gift for everyone, I can keep the Christmas flavors flowing with better for me options that taste delicious, keep my energy level up and even better help me stay on track!
It also means that while I thought my love of holiday flavors was going to sabotage my desire to stay on track with my healthy living goals this holiday season, I’ll now instead be indulging in these favorite flavors in a smarter way!
Don’t Be Afraid to Enjoy
Which brings me to my final tip. Don’t get so wrapped up in worry that you forget to enjoy the holiday season. Instead, find great ways to incorporate amazing ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Limited Edition Holiday Bars into all your celebrations. Take them on the go. Enjoy them at home. And indulge with each and every bite knowing these seasonal favorites will ensure that at the end of the holiday season, your outlook for continuing your healthy lifestyle in the new year will be bright!
Ready to add this holiday staple to your life? ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Chai bars are available online and in-stores with prices ranging from $1.49 for single bars to $5.99 for a 5-count carton (trust me when I say go for the carton with these flavors!). Find a store close to you to pick up your bars today! But hurry because these limited edition flavors won’t be around for long!
But wait! The ZonePerfect fun is just starting! Over the next two weeks I’m going to be sharing lots of fun ways that ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars can help make your season merry! So keep an eye open for fun tips, yummy ideas and above all guilt free ways to make this holiday season the most delicious one yet!
Now tell me, will you try the ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Peppermint Bark or Pumpkin Chai bar first?
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