You Are Ordering for Sunday, November 29nd Delivery


Your Cart is Empty

Staying Healthy During The Holidays

November 13, 2020 4 min read

Staying Healthy During The Holidays with Meal Prep

2020 has absolutely flown by – if you can believe it, it’s already the holiday season! 

This time of year almost always gets a bad rap when it comes to health and weight management. All of those delicious seasonal treats and large traditional meals, paired with the winter weather driving us indoors, tends to lead to weight gain and New Year’s resolutions come the end of the month, but it doesn’t have to be this way! 

If you’re tired of falling into the cycle of unhealthy eating and weight gain during the holidays, read on! We’ll discuss ways to cope and approach it so that you can enjoy it the way it’s meant to be without fear, guilt, or regret. 

  1. Always have a game plan. 

There are a lot of factors at play when it comes to the dreaded “holiday weight,” and the most obvious of those is the increased presence of food. Even the healthiest and most disciplined of us can fall victim to the sweet autumnal treats baking in the oven and the Thanksgiving turkey that only comes around once a year. 

Because it’s hard to avoid these tempting treats completely, go into each party or family dinner with a plan in mind to keep your eating as controlled as possible without sacrificing your good time. Think about what you’ll eat ahead of time and what a proper portion of that would look like, and follow through once you’re there rather than “winging it.” 

  1. Splurge responsibly. 

While control is good, being too strict can actually cause all of your well-intentioned plans this holiday season to backfire. Many people find that restricting themselves from eating the uber-tempting treats completely leads to intense cravings and a buildup of frustration until they ultimately give in and binge much more than they should. 

Don’t forget to add allowances for splurges, but make sure that they are under control. One slice of pumpkin pie won’t do you in! Portion correctly and enjoy.  

  1. Stay as active as possible. 

When paired with the increase in calories, the cold weather can wreak havoc on our fitness. We’re much less likely to want to take our outdoor runs or head to the gym when it’s so much more tempting to stay inside and cozy up next to our heaters. 

As tempting as it is to forgo our physical activities, it’s absolutely crucial to continue to stay active, especially if you find yourself reaching for the treats a little more often. 

Make it a goal to move your body every day, even on the days that the weather is bad. Staying indoors is no excuse – there are plenty of things that you can do to keep yourself active even from the comfort of your own home. Pull up a bodyweight workout video, get your heart pumping with a fat-burning cardio circuit, or even do a gentle yoga flow. No matter what you choose, just move! Your couch and TV will be there waiting for you when you’re done. 

  1. Put the focus on your loved ones instead. 

There’s often a lot of focus on the food during the holidays, especially if you’re actively trying to watch your weight, but shifting your focus from the food to your family is a great way to stay mindful. 

Think about what you enjoy about the holidays, not what you dread. Spend more time engaging in conversation and less time hovering by the sweets table, and you’ll find that you’re able to increase your quality time without sacrificing your goals! 

  1. Get right back to your plan the next day. 

Healthy lifestyles depend on balance. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating a holiday with a more indulgent meal if you make a point to get back to the regularly scheduled program the next day. Have your meals already prepped ahead of time so that you won’t be tempted to continue indulging after the celebration is over. 


Leftovers can also be a major contributor to your holiday weight gain. You can definitely incorporate some leftovers, like the lean Thanksgiving turkey, into your healthy food prep, but avoid taking home anything that could prove tempting for you throughout the week, like the desserts and heavy casseroles. 


  1. Find other ways to cope with stress. 

As special as the holidays are, it can also be an extremely stressful time of the year. Stress can affect your health in a number of ways, including interrupting your sleep patterns and leading to stress eating, and neither of these things are ideal for your fitness goals. 


Find healthy ways to deal with your stress so you can tackle it head-on during the holidays and not let it control you. Meditate, talk it out, or walk it out instead. 

The holidays can be hard for so many reasons, so don’t let your weight be one of them! Be proactive and follow these steps to avoid having to make that dreaded New Year’s resolution at the end of it all. Be merry and enjoy! 

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in What's New in Meal Prep

Easy Ways to Stay Fit In Los Angeles using Meal Prep
Easy Ways to Stay Fit In Los Angeles

November 13, 2020 3 min read

Thanks to the city’s diversity, innovation, and commitment to healthy living, staying healthy in Los Angeles is a lot easier than almost anywhere else in the world. In the City of Angels, there are endless options for working out, eating right, and increasing your mindfulness. Whether you’re a Los Angeles local or a newcomer just passing through, here are some easy ways to stay fit in the city. 
Read More
How to Meal Prep for Weight Loss
How to Meal Prep for Weight Loss

November 11, 2020 4 min read

On a technical level, weight loss happens when the calories you eat are less than the calories that you burn. Eating nutritious, calorie-conscious meals and increasing your physical activity are the go-to ways to achieve this calorie deficit. 
Read More
If You’re Serious About Hitting The Gym, You Should Definitely Be Meal Prepping
If You’re Serious About Hitting The Gym, You Should Definitely Be Meal Prepping

November 11, 2020 3 min read

You are absolutely religious about your workout routine. You get up early, cancel other plans, and schedule your entire day so that you don’t miss your daily run or weightlifting session. You hit a best time during your last run, lifted a weight so heavy you never would have imagined it a couple of months ago, worked up a crazy sweat during your hot yoga class. In short, you are crushing it. 
Read More

Subscribe Now