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Healthy Holidays without Hassle #HealthUpYourHolidays

Can you really have healthy holidays without hassle? I THINK YES. Find out how I make my holidays healthy, happy, and active without the production!

The post is sponsored by Designer Protein via my partnership with Sweat Pink and Fit Approach! All opinions and ideas are my own!

Control, indulgence, restriction, binging, detox.

All of these are words that come up around the holidays as we all try to figure out how to navigate the litany of parties and rich-food opportunities that inherent with the fall holidays season. We all know that from Thanksgiving to New Years will be one party after another, the oncoming of wintry weather, work deadlines, and travel. The stress and then release of that stress isn’t just hard on our brains but also our stomachs and bodies. So how do we keep the holidays sacred and do the same for our bodies?

Healthy Holidays without the Hassle

Can you really have healthy holidays without hassle? I THINK YES. Find out how I make my holidays healthy, happy, and active without the production! Join Designer Protein and Sweat Pink for #HealthUpYourHolidays! http://suzlyfe.com/healthy-holidays-without-hassle-healthupyourholidays/

The Holidays are an Embellishment of the Rest of Your Life

Just as I spoke of regarding how I vacation, approach the holidays not as a departure from your everyday life, but an embellished extension of my life. That means that I:

  • Maintain a routine–that I tailor to the situation.
  • I make sure to get in activity of some type everyday–even if that means that I go for a walk with my family rather than a run, or that I do push ups and planks in the down time after a meal.
  • I keep up with my commitments–but I might post a little less or republish old germane posts.
  • I embellish but maintain my eating habits!
Healthy Holidays are just an embellishment of the rest of your life! #sweatpink #healthupyourholidays Click To Tweet

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

I make sure that I eat a balanced 80/20 diet–that allows for me to have fun with dishes that I don’t usually get to have during the rest of year (because who is going to make me a pie from scratch on a Monday?) but also keeps me regular (cough) and with a happy belly.

Can you really have healthy holidays without hassle? I THINK YES. Find out how I make my holidays healthy, happy, and active without the production! Join Designer Protein and Sweat Pink for #HealthUpYourHolidays! http://suzlyfe.com/healthy-holidays-without-hassle-healthupyourholidays/

Make simple swaps that don’t detract from the recipes, and might even add to them! Here are some of my favorite Healthified Holiday Recipes!

These Gluten Free, Dairy Free Light Pecan Pie Tartlets are the perfect dessert for your healthy holidays! Get the recipe at Suzlyfe.com @suzlyfe

And then I have some fun, regardless.

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Living and experiencing the holidays this way helps me soak up an savor my absolute favorite holiday of all (here’s why I love Thanksgiving so much) without feeling like I need to “Get Back on Track” afterwards. I may have walked away from the path for a little bit, but it’s all about ceding control and establishing the balance that works for you–even if you have to blaze your own trail! 

Thanksgiving is my chance to make my delcious Turkey Pumpkin Cranberry Enchiladas! A healthy family favorite recipe perfect for leftovers. Recipe at suzlyfe.com

My famous enchiladas!

#HealthUpYourHolidays Challenge

Throughout the month of November, Sweat Pink, Designer Protein, and a handful of your favorite Sweat Pink Ambassadors are going to be hosting the #HealthUpYourHolidays challenge. This is not your typical “no sugar” or “crunches every day!” challenge, but rather a way to share your own healthy hacks while reminding you of your own healthy habits during the holidays.

Join Suz, @designerprotein, and @fitapproach in the #HealthUpYourHolidays Challenge! #sweatpink Click To Tweet

Three times a week, we will be sharing how we keep our holidays happy and healthy via various social media channels, so make sure that you follow @FitApproach, and @DesignerProtein on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook and tag #HealthUpYourHolidays and #Sweatpink! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest–make sure to check for my prompts and a giveaway at the end of the challenge!

How do you approach the holidays? Do you indulge and then recant, or do you try to maintain balance?

How are you going to try to #HealthUpYourHolidays?

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