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Staying Fit During the Holidays


We all want to indulge during the holidays – and it’s my belief that we should!

But to make room for those extra calories, we have to strategize. And pay attention. Which makes the holiday season a perfect time to keep a food & exercise journal.

When you write down what you’re eating, you’re much less likely to gain extra weight during these weeks of temptation. It’s not that writing stuff down makes you skip the treats, it just keeps you aware of what goes into your mouth. And this inevitably encourages you to choose your indulgences wisely.

Recording your physical activity is just as helpful and also confidence-booster, as it allows you to look back and feel proud of what you accomplished.

This brings me to today’s giveaway:

A fitbook food & exercise journal

The only pen & paper food journal that inspires, motivates and helps you focus on the positive!

And a sleek white food scale

Great for measuring portion sizes, baking amounts or even mail!

Here’s how you can win:

Leave a comment here with your favorite tip for staying healthy during the holidays.

Bonus: earn an EXTRA ENTRY by following Eating Made Easy on Instagram!

Winner will be picked Thursday morning December 19. Good luck!

Yesterday’s winner:

The randomly selected winner of the $50 Whole Foods gift card was Jaa. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered – I loved reading your salad ideas!


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  • Arlinda
    December 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Watch your portion sizes. Don’t over indulge during the holidays because you’ll be disappointed with yourself later.

  • Arlinda
    December 18, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I follow you on instagram

  • shabnam
    December 18, 2013 at 10:52 am

    What works best for me is not depriving myself of treats by only eating the things I really want/love rather than eating just anything (that has sugar and fat).

  • Emily S
    December 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I make sure to drink lots of water!

  • Laura
    December 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I try to plan and eat healthy food before going out so I don’t fill up on other food.

  • Crystal
    December 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

    For staying fit during the holidays, I like to take fitness classes. I feel like it’s easier to motivate myself to go, knowing that it’s only for a set amount of time, like an appointment.

    I follow eatingmadeeasy on Instagram! @crystalfoodiefun

  • Kaylin
    December 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Favorite tip is to keep even the indulgent foods in moderation and stay active

  • Ashley
    December 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    The thing that helps me the most is to stay away from buffet tables as they can cause you to graze. Also, I personally love doing a 5k the morning of holidays so I have a little more wiggle room in my diet for the day.

  • Kim
    December 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Exercise early. Eat what your really want, skip the rest!

  • kesha werstein
    December 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I indulge in only the treats that are my favorites this time of year. Drink lots and lots of water and excercise in the morning!

  • Allison
    December 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I like to plan short, intense workouts and get them over with in the morning.

  • Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    December 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I believe in choosing where to indulge – enjoying the things you really love without guilt, but NOT eating everything in sight “just because” it’s the holidays! And, of course, getting in some movement every day!

  • Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    December 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I follow you on Instagram!

  • Amelia Winslow
    December 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I do the same thing, Crystal! I don’t work nearly as hard if I’m by myself.

  • Amelia Winslow
    December 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Absolutely! Thanks, Megan!

  • Amelia Winslow
    December 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Great tip, Kesha – many of the treats we can eat year-round, so may as well skip those!

  • Sarah
    December 19, 2013 at 3:16 am

    I’ll be at my mom’s during the holidays. We’ll go for long walks and besides burning calories, it gives us time to talka about things we don’t always have time for during the year.

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