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Festive season survival guide: 6 tips to avoid putting on weight this season.

Here are six tips for enjoying time with family and friends without packing on the pounds and maintaining your fitness goals

It’s almost time for New Year Holidays already, but it’s also temptation and high-calorie meals season. From office parties to family gatherings, you won’t miss on opportunities to stuff yourself with sweet treats or salty snacks. And if you’re not careful with it, you can easily end up with a few extra pounds approaching New Year’s Eve. This extra weight compromises your efforts to maintain a healthy and balanced diet while training.

But don’t worry, Featness is here to help and advise you on how to avoid the holidays’ pitfall and on how to stay on track this season.

Thou shall avoid skipping meals

Skipping meals to ‘save yourself’ for the Celebration’s great feast is a terrible idea. Not only do you put yourself at risk of eating too much, but you are also sabotaging your own metabolism and will make it harder for you to burn extra calories.

It's best to eat as usual throughout the day and have a healthy snack before the party. This way, you'll get there full but not stuffed, and you'll be less likely to make poor food choices.

Anticipate the fight by pushing yourself a little more during your workouts 

christmas sport featnessThere's no need to let Holiday season get you off your cherished fitness goals’ track. With a little planning and preparation, you can stay on the right path and even come out of the festive season feeling better than before. One strategy is to push yourself a little harder during your workouts in the weeks leading up to the holidays. This will help you offset some of the inevitable holiday excesses and will also make it easier to get back to your workout routine after the holidays. With the Featness App you choose, with just a click, the number of reps and the duration of your workout to make it more intense before Holiday season. Could you ask for more? 

Work out during the holidays if you feel like it

Why refrain from exercising during the holidays? If you fancy it, keep on training and take advantage of the benefits of the Featness application which allows you to be coached, whether you are in a gym, or at home, in your ad hoc living room gym

Featness, or many other fitness apps, help you exercising where you want to, even without any gear! No need to run out in the snow to burn calories anymore, you can do it all from home. A few sports accessories, such as a sports mat, small dumbbells, and a sports coaching application can help you stay in shape, even during the holidays.

‘Alone, I go faster; together, we go further.’

sport together featnessOne of the best ways to stay motivated in difficult times, in the face of many temptations, is to surround yourself with the right people. Those who are positive and determined to succeed in achieving their physical transformation goals can be a great source of inspiration and encouragement. Having a partner or a team to help you stay on track can make a difference in achieving your athletic goals. 

That’s why it is relevant to train using the Featness app. On top of having access to videos of exercises and workout, a real personal trainer also answers your questions to help you overcome this tempting time and keep up with your fitness goals.

Alcohol and sugary drinks, or how to drink calories very quickly

alcohol sports goals featnessIt's easy to unconsciously consume calories when you drink alcohol or sugary drinks like eggnog, a famous Christmas drink, punch or other strong alcohols.

But do you know that a single glass of eggnog can contain over 300 calories? And that wine and beer contain between 100 and 200 calories per serving? If you're trying to watch your weight over the festive season, it's important to watch what you drink and not just focus on food portions.

An alternative idea: instead of sugary cocktails and drinks, you can opt for calorie-free options like sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon or lime. Your waistline, and your liver, will thank you for it!

Don't be too hard on yourself during the holiday season

Holiday season is a tough time for many people trying to stay on track to achieve their fitness goals. With all the temptations of delicious food and drink, it's easy to overindulge and feel like you've given up on all your past efforts. However, it's important to remember that one misstep doesn't necessarily mean you've failed. You are allowed to enjoy yourself, especially while celebrating.

The main thing is not to let an opportunity to indulge turn into a week of frenzy. If you catch yourself eating or drinking too much, don't blame yourself. Instead, try to get yourself back on track by eating healthy and exercising as soon as possible. Remember that the holidays are meant to be a happy and enjoyable time. So don't let your pursuit of health and fitness goals ruin your fun and good times.

sport winter featnessWith all these tips in mind, you should have a happy and healthy holiday season!

If you still need to be accompanied step by step towards your physical transformation, even during the holidays, try out the Featness app now for 7 days. It's free !