With the holiday season comes the risk of piling on those extra pounds. However, with a proactive approach and the right mindset, you can navigate through December without registering a spike on the scale. This guide will provide you with all the information and strategies you need to stay healthy and fit during the holiday season.

Be Proactive

One key strategy is to anticipate potential cheat days – those yellow days when you’re likely to exceed your calorie limit. The goal is to stay within 500 kcal on these days. Start by filling out your holiday events calendar so you have a clear idea of the challenges you’ll face and can plan accordingly.

Be in the Know

Educating yourself about the calorie content of different foods is a vital part of this journey. It can help you make better food choices, not only at home but also when eating out. Regularly weighing yourself can also keep you on track, providing a reality check and helping you adjust your strategies if necessary.

Be Ready

Willpower is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially during the holiday season. Staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and maintaining a positive inner lingo can all contribute to strengthening your willpower.

Be Healthy

Green Days are all about taking advantage of non-event days to focus on your health. This includes following a balanced diet, scheduling boost days, and staying active.

Balanced Diet

Following a balanced diet is key to maintaining your weight and health. This means incorporating more vegetables into your meals and cutting down on sugar. You could also consider following a signature diet designed specifically for you.


Boosting involves intermittently following a strict, fixed diet. This could be done, for example, two days per week. The concept of boosting also includes fasting, which has been proven to aid in weight loss.

Be Active

Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the gym every day; increasing your Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) – the energy expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating, or sports-like exercise – can also contribute significantly to your weight loss goals.