November is here: time of the holiday season ushered in with cooler weather. The hubbub of Thanksgiving, then Christmas and followed by New Year’s. Of course, with all social customs involved this season, nothing says togetherness like food. It’s a time we create memories with family and friends, and when our bodies want the extra carbs and fat to insulate itself. Before you know it, aside from the previous month of scarfing down cream and sugar laced pumpkin lattes, your mouth has become an ingoing floodgate for potatoes with gravy, pies, Christmas cookies, red and green M & M’s, candy canes, and plenty of booze. What’s even more frustrating is that no one else around you wants to moderate the intake either!
During this time of the year we already know deep down that we want to buckle down and stay on track with keeping our fitness and nutrition goals. Worst case scenario, we want to just hopefully plateau and not put on any noticeable weight.