Sticking to your diet during the holiday season is a hard-pressed game to play. You want to enjoy all the delicious home cooked meals, treats, and libations of Christmas. But partaking isn’t always the best thing for you, especially when it means trying to stock to your daily regimen of eating healthy and staying fit. Holiday grub is rarely good for you, so do what you can to avoid the carbs and calories, so you can drink them in a cocktail like Jingle Juice later on.
When you’re stacking you plate, don’t over fill it. If you say F—it and wanna shove your face with grub, then load up on greens. Bright colored fruits and vegetables are the way to go. Keep that fiber intake up. Choose lean meat like white meat pieces—breasts and thighs—on turkey and chicken. Don’t skip the gym: It might be closed on Christmas day of, but the gym is a business like any other that should be open. You should be able to find one even in your hometown. If not, try and do some body-weight exercises around the house or get out and go for a long, brisk walk. Drink plenty of water. Try and control your alcohol intake.
If you do drink, partake with the family. Share a big bowl of holiday deliciousness with the whole family.
Jingle Juice is the perfect beverage to enjoy with friends and loved ones. If you’re going to skimp on the calories to make room for something, skip the pumpkin pie and have a glass of some Jingle Juice. Or three. And then workout tomorrow.
What you’ll need:
- 1 c Stoli Razberi
- 2 bottles red moscato
- 1 bottle prosecco
- 4 c cranberry juice
- 2 c frozen cranberries
- 1/3 c fresh mint leaves
- 2 limes, sliced into rounds
Combine all ingredients into a punch bowl. Stir together. Serve in red-sugar rimmed punch glasses.
Enjoy and drink responsibly.