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Thriving – not just surviving the Holidays! (part 2 – Shopping)

By November 5, 2014Blog - BodPod, Blog - TSFL

Thriving – not just surviving the Holidays!

Part 1- Shopping!
holiday-shopping-MedifastWhen going to the Mall:

  • Dress Comfortably
  • Remember your Program meal replacements
  • Don’t go hungry
  • Stay Hydrated! Bring a bottled water
  • Pack some Pep with the Calorie Burn Infusers and/or Antioxidant Infusers
  • Bring along sugar-free chewing gum, cut up celery sticks or another snack option.
  • Keep your mouth busy and chew away frustration without hindering your weight loss efforts.
  • Wear a pedometer and keep track of your steps
  • Exercise while waiting in line. Ex: Calf raises (I’d love to know those of you that take me up on this 🙂
  • Mall food courts can have healthy options, but the question is… WHAT food should you choose?
  • Go Green (as in Lean and Green): Follow the parameters of the Lean and Green meal as closely as possible by focusing on grilled, broiled, baked or steamed protein and non-starchy vegetables. Condiments: Choose lower calorie options such as: Yellow mustard (1 tablespoon or 3 packets = 1 condiment option and) contains just 9 calories and 1 gram carbohydrate. Avoid those that are piled high with high fat meats and cheeses or that have a lot of extras such as croutons, crispy noodles, and/or high calorie dressings.
  • Drink plenty of water as well as other zero-calorie beverages (such as diet soda, or unsweetened iced tea).
  • Just say “no thank you.”  Avoid the food court.

Remember, that weight loss is a journey. If you slip up with an occasional treat, this will not ruin your chances of long term weight-management success. Keep a positive attitude, this goes a long way. Develop a plan, write down your feelings, goals and your barriers. Read it from time to time. This may be just what you need to get you through the season.

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