The holiday season is in full swing, and for many people, being around friends and family (not to mention all those tasty treats) often leads to diets and healthy habits going out the window. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! Believe it or not, but it’s still possible to keep up with your healthy habits while also indulging in a few tasty treats here and there. In today’s post, we will provide you with a few tips that you can use to stay healthy without missing out on the holiday fun.
With all the stress and long to-do lists of the holidays, you may find it difficult to cook at home and make the healthy meals you enjoy. That’s where Green Spot Salad Company can help! We offer an extensive menu that makes it easy for you to find healthy meals that the whole family will love. Currently, we’re offering delivery, takeout, and curbside pickup, giving you no excuse not to indulge in our delicious and healthy options. Explore our menu to see what your taste buds are craving and place an order in Sorrento Valley, 4S Ranch, or Mission Valley today!
Drink Plenty of Water
When most people think of holiday cuisine, they typically picture cakes, cookies, and decadent main courses. However, holiday drinks aren’t strangers to the party, whether you’re drinking a cold glass of eggnog or indulging in a tasty cocktail. While these delicious drinks may be worth the extra calories, it’s important to remember that your body needs water, as well. If you find that you’re having trouble keeping up with the necessary amount of water you need in a day, consider making a deal with yourself that you’ll only have a festive drink once you’ve had water, or even try to drink water as every other beverage.
Manage Your Stress
It’s no secret that the holidays can be stressful, from finding everything on your gift list to cooking and hosting family members. At times, it may seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day.
Stress can take a toll on your body and both your mental and physical health if you don’t find ways to manage it, especially during the holidays. For this reason, we recommend finding a couple of ways to keep your stress under control during the holiday season. Consider setting aside some time each night for self-care such as a soak in the tub or an hour reading a book while sipping a cup of hot tea. Even if you can only manage small moments of stress-relieving activity, they are sure to make a difference.
Create Healthy Holiday Traditions
Most families will have traditions that they practice each year, and they are different for each family. However, there is always room to add a new tradition or two, so why not create a healthy holiday tradition? Instead of sitting around in the living room after Thanksgiving, consider taking a walk around the block. Another idea is to spend the day with your family while you do something outside such as riding bikes or going for a hike. Not only will you still get to spend quality time with your family, but you will also be able to stick to your healthy habits.
Make Time for Workouts
If you are someone who is typically consistent about exercising and going to the gym, don’t let the holidays stop you! While sticking to your normal exercise routine may be more difficult, it isn’t impossible. Instead of giving up on your health goals entirely, consider mixing up your routine to accommodate all the holiday madness. If you don’t have time to go to the gym for an hour, consider doing a 10-minute workout at home a few times a day, or even consider going for an hour-long walk around your neighborhood where you can easily and quickly get home if something comes up.
Eat Tasty (and Healthy) Meals
It’s a common misconception that health goes out the window during the holiday season so you have room for all those amazing holiday treats, but that’s not the case. If you think about it, not every meal during the holiday season has to be special. In fact, you can save some of the best meals for really important days of celebration and continue cooking and eating the healthy meals you would normally have any other days of the year. However, if you or your family is set on mixing up the meal plan, consider compromising by making a healthy meal at least twice a week so that everyone is happy.
Ready for Something Healthy?
If you’re doing everything you can to stay healthy this holiday season or you simply don’t want to cook anymore, Green Spot Salad Company has your back. We offer an extensive menu of healthy meals that the whole family will love. We also offer delivery for days when you’re stressed and can’t leave the house. Health doesn’t have to go out the window during the holidays. Visit Green Spot Salad Company in Sorrento Valley, 4S Ranch, and Mission Valley to enjoy a scrumptious and completely healthy meal (or two) this holiday season.