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7 Ways to Cure the Holiday Munchies

Thanksgiving is done and gone but we still have a whole other month dedicated to eating. Yes, the holiday munchies are back so how do you plan to tackle this year. Sure, most of us have a new years resolution to stay fit for the rest of the year but why not get a jump-start?

 

1. Drink Water

Yes, we hear this all the time to drink more water to lose weight but water is very important to a healthy lifestyle, hell, our bodies are made of 75% of this stuff. Not only will drinking water make you feel more full and help you to not crave those gingerbread cookies, but it also clears your skin and gives you more energy.

 

2. Take A Walk

Exercise doesn’t have to be hard-core. Just adding a bit more movement into your daily routine will make a difference in not only your physical health but your mental health as well.

 

3. Grab a buddy

Not buddy the elf, he will just feed you more candy and maple syrup. Get a buddy who is also down to stay a bit healthier. Having a friend to motivate you but not make you feel bad about yourself is key when trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Go to zumba with them try a new smoothie shop. JUST GET OFF THE COUCH!

 

4. Make a Plan

Try to stick with a routine not only will this motivate you to get out of bed everyday but once you’ve pushed yourself into a routine for 10 days this routine will become an addiction and will no longer be hard to follow it will actually become hard to break because your body will feel so good. You are home for a month in a half what else is there to do??

 

5. Find non-food activities

When we are home for the holidays the best way to catch up with an old friend is to go out to eat. Try a different activity to do. Walk around the mall, go for a hike, meet up at a yoga studio, and go for a drive.

 

6. Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Did you know the most effective way to lose weight is being cold? Our metabolism actually rises in the winter causing us to be hungrier. So cure that hunger by doing outdoors activities in the winter. Go skiing, try ice-skating or sledding, go build a fricken snowman.

 

7. It’s just one day

Remember Christmas is only a day long, not a month and a half. So yes, drink that eggnog eat that ginger bread man. Indulge in all the gluttony that you can in this one-day. Just make sure you only do it for a day.

 

Hi I'm Sarah! I am a journalism major at Quinnipiac University. I have had a passion for writing since the 8th grade. Not only do I love to write but I love working out and trying to live a healthy life in this hectic world we live in.
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