How to Be Healthy This Holiday Season

This season is probably the hardest time to stay healthy and keep fit with all the parties. To make if even more challenging supermarkets promote a wide range of unhealthy foods.

Most people put on at least one pound over the festive season. Although that does not sound like a lot, the thing is most will not lose it, even with the best New Year’s resolutions.

If you want to avoid being part of the one-pound statistic, make sure you are eating many fruits and vegetables, which are good alkaline-forming foods.

10 Tips to Make Sure You Care For Yourself

1. Start your day with a healthy breakfast so you are not hungry and snacking all morning. Start with some fruit like apples, Pears or Mangos or a Green Smoothie.

2. Then while you are eating the fruit, make a healthy porridge. Have Oatmeal Cinnamon Porridge & Sultanas or Cornmeal Porridge or Quinoa Coconut Almond Porridge (Sugarless). You will get slowly-released energy from these healthy grains to keep you going until lunch.

3. Have a bowl of satsumas (mandarin oranges) within easy reach for a healthy snack. They are full of vitamin C to keep your immune system happy.

4. Keep a bowl of nuts in their shells with nut crackers also within easy reach for heart healthy snacks. Being in their shells you won’t eat so many as you would if they were salted nuts.

5. Drink health giving drinks like Sugar-free Lemon-Aid or Alcohol-free Bloody Mary or Watermelon Juice. Alcoholic drinks not only kill brain cells but can also cause a negative effect on your mood, as it uses up the chemicals that the brain needs to ward off anxiety. Our testing always shows alcohol to deplete vitality.

6. For a healthy hot drink try Hot Mulled Cider.

7. Go for one to three walks of ten to fifteen minutes everyday; this will keep you from getting sluggish and help you lose a few calories too. Walking: Tips and Benefits

8. Eat dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Small amounts of dark chocolate have been shown to be good for heart health and you will not eat so much as it has a richer flavor.

9. High sugar foods enter the bloodstream quickly and then later leave you wiped out. Make your own Sweet & Healthy Holiday Treats

10. Most traditional feasts are challenging on the digestive system. 5 Tips to Improve Your Digestion & Health What would make the meal work is:

  • Eat your salad first.
  • Eat lots of vegetables with a choice of the protein or the carb (potatoes or stuffing) part of the meal.
  • Wait to eat your dessert at least 2 to 3 hours after your meal.
  • Here is a well combined healthy Special Vegetarian Dinner

Note:  If all this slips your mind so you do overdo it during the holidays or if you just want to balance out for the new year, check out my Healthy Weekend BootCamps.  Ideal ones for after the holidays would be the Alkalize Your Body BootCamp or the Weight Loss BootCamp.


Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago

thanks for sharing

Fiona T.
Past Member 5 years ago

Let's stick onto simple but healthy lifestyle

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra5 years ago

Thank you Diana, for Sharing this!

Dee Campbell
Deborah Campbell5 years ago

why eat salad first?
I always eat it last...digestion all ready for that raw stuff


Norma V.
Norma Villarreal5 years ago

Now was that so difficult to put the list on one page instead of 11? As for sugar-free, it is not so healthy.

Nicole Weber
Nicole W5 years ago

good tips, thank you

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago

Thanks for the tips.

Sue H.
Sue H5 years ago

Sound advice, thanks.

Aaron B.
Aaron Bouchard5 years ago


Cheryl I.
Past Member 5 years ago

Noted, thank you.