6 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Feast Without Going Overboard

‘Tis the time of the year when families get together, people share their blessings and indulge in high-caloric Christmas dinner. Celebrating Christmas without gaining a few pounds seems impossible, especially with that glorious turkey and all those treats on the table. But before you totally abandon your fitness goals, know that there’s hope.

It’s still possible to lose weight or at least maintain your fitness level this time of the year with these smart-eating tips.

1. Do not starve yourself
Thinking of skipping breakfast or lunch so you can go to town on Christmas dinner? Before saying yes to this idea, know that starving yourself can only lead to overeating and giving in to cravings. Fill yourself up with protein-packed breakfast, so you’ll feel full for longer hours and won’t starve yourself by the time you get to the next meal.

2. Control your portions
It’s impossible not to try every single dish on the table during the Christmas Eve, so this is where portion control comes in handy. Before digging in, take the time to look at every option and choose which dish to pass on and which to get. Once you have decided, take smaller portions of your choices instead of stocking your plate with so much of one food.

3. Start with some greens
Your instinct might say to attack the turkey right away, but starting up with some healthy greens will keep you satisfied longer and much faster. After finishing your greens, you can then have some meats and sweets, but you will likely find yourself eating less of those since you’re partially full with the healthy salad.

4. Go for red
We’re not talking about your outfit. Picking red wine over white wine or sparklers will give the body an extra boost of resveratrol, an antioxidant that protects the body from heart disease and cancer. This beverage is definitely much healthier than beer, cocktails or softdrinks.

5. Have some tea after meal
Drinking a cup of tea as a substitute to dessert will save you calories that would otherwise be spent on a slice of cake or pie. Green tea is also loaded with antioxidants and is a great help for your digestion.

6. Say ‘no’ to leftovers
Let the feast begin and end at the Christmas dinner table. Your mom will likely be hounding you with holiday leftovers for days, but you will have to say no to all of that. Consuming Christmas leftovers can only add up to unnecessary calories you will have during the season.

Although these tips require some discipline, they are not impossible to achieve. Other than the obvious portion control, pick the healthier food substitute all the time. After all, you don’t want to punish yourself too much at the gym after the holiday season.

Exciting Ways to Get Fit and Fab in Singapore

Surely, Singapore might be a haven to the people who would like to indulge in a variety of cuisines as this country is a home to a mixture of Western and Asian nationalities. However, as the timeless saying goes: health is wealth. The question is how do you stay in shape if sumptuous meals are served to you one platter after another? Can you resist the temptation of overindulging into delicious treats when it’s right before your very eyes?


Well, you should be the one to decide for yourself. You should not let anyone do that for you. After all, we are talking about your body and no one else’s. Now, let’s get straight to the point, shall we? First, let’s jot down a list where we can choose how to get fit and fab. Here’s a list of exercises you may want to give it a shot this year:

1. Yoga
Yes, this is one of the best ways how to maintain health and mental wellness. This form of exercise is said to make one’s body and mind healthier while relieving one’s stress. That’s what we call killing two birds with one stone.

2. Zumba
If you’d like to dance your way out of that nasty fat or to simply stay in shape and maintain your healthy glow while swaying that body of yours in a tune you like, well here’s the best choice for you. It’s actually dancing and working out at the same time. Well, how about that? What are we waiting for, DJ turn the music on and let’s hit that floor.


3. Martial Arts/ Self- Defense Exercises
What about doing hard core activities and learning how to defend yourself from the bad guys? Plus, you will have an extra dose of fun. Is it too good to be true? Well, actually no. Impact Mixed Martial Arts has been rising to fame lately throughout Singapore. To those who are fans of MMA and to those who would just like to sweat his way through in a hard core macho like style, well this is the exercise created just for you.

4. Quidditch
Yes, Harry Potter fans you’ve heard that right. There’s actually Quidditch in Singapore. Why are we still sitting around and hanging out somewhere? Get those broomsticks and let’s zoom our way now. Well, there’s a catch to it though; sorry we’re not going to actually fly with enchanted broomsticks but we are going to run around while riding on them.

But, you don’t have to worry if you think that you will look foolish alone because there will be a bunch of people doing the same thing as you do. Could you imagine thirteen (13) people playing Quidditch by your side? Doesn’t it sound fun and exciting? Sometimes, it’s not bad to go nuts and loosen yourself up as long as you are not hurting anyone, right?


Well, there you have it guys. There’s a little bit of something for everyone. Why don’t you check out all of these things out this year in Singapore? Now, you will not only be fit and fab but you will also experience a healthy dose of fun and excitement with your friends and loved ones. What are you waiting for, just go for it!