4 simple tips to keep you healthy over the holiday


Written By: B. Brown

The Holiday Season is in full swing with Christmas only days away. And as the day draws closer, the focus of the daily planning is almost entirely devoted to ensuring the perfect Christmas morning. As if this wasn’t all consuming enough, there are gifts to be delivered, family and friend gatherings, and traffic galore! Healthy eating and fitness can feel like an impossible feat, leaving many defenseless against the wide array of delicious baked goods and home cooked feasts.

But wait! Have no fear! Staying healthy is actually more simple than you think with these 4 simple tips to keep you healthy over the holiday.

#1  Eat Before You Head Out

Many of us are constantly on the go this time of year. It can seem like a time saver to put off eating and just wait until your next meal. Some people justify this decision because they think they are going to eat healthy when they do finally eat. Chances are, the stress of traffic and extra stimuli will have you feeling hungry sooner than you might expect. With limited fuel left in your body,  you more vulnerable to an energy crash. Whether you wait and eat a healthier meal later or not, you are subjecting your body through a metabolic rollercoaster. A few days of this can make it challenging to recalibrate. One great way to better manage this is to amp your Meal Planning up. A Better Weigh Lifestyles makes this option convenient, and affordable. Especially compared to the fast food many resort to this time of year.

#2  Adapt Your Workouts

With the constant strain on everyone's schedules this time of year, it can be challenging to keep up anything that resembles a normal fitness routine. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop moving. This is a perfect time of year to try new things or just use what you have to substitute and adapt your workout. Sure it may not be the ideal workout. But a body in motion stays in motion. By keeping a routine of active and intentional movement, it won’t be difficult to get back to your regular workout routine once the holiday has passed. Plus, you may find some new ideas to incorporate into your fitness plan, thus giving you an edge on those New Years goals! Try one simple active challenge wherever you go! Here are just a few adaptable workouts you can try right away.

  • Park farther from the Building when Shopping

  • Challenge your family/friends to a plank challenge

  • Take the stairs over an escalator or elevator

  • Take a Holiday walk to see the neighborhood lights


#3 Portion Control & Mindful Eating

One of the greatest things about learning to eat right and live a healthy lifestyle is understanding you don’t have to deprive yourself! The trick you need to remember this holiday season is to stay mindful while you are indulging and control your portions. Try drinking a full 8oz glass of water before eating a meal or a handful of treats. Sometimes dehydration can send a signal that our brain misinterprets as hunger. Staying hydrated is a great practice to boost mindful eating and help keep those portions small.

#4 Reflection Time

Last but not least, be sure to set aside time each day to reflect, even if it’s only 5 min. Getting caught up in the magic of Christmas often takes over our free time, limiting the time available to stop and reflect on what really matters in life. Yet, the health benefits of self-reflection and quiet time cannot be ignored. Additionally, this habit is just as critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle as nutrition and fitness.


Be kind to yourself and ENJOY this time with family and friends. You got this!

Have a Happy Holiday!


The gift of a healthier, happier new you


by:B. Brown

Over the past decade, there has been a major shift in our society towards living a life of wellness and purpose. With the innovation of technology, and new scientific data available regarding nutrition and health, we no longer have to subscribe to an unsustainable diet or impossible exercise plan. The old ideals of what it means to be healthy and fit are now strongly rooted in a lifestyle focused on health and nutrition.

Yet, even with all the new awareness and accessibility to information, it can be a daunting task to sort through and understand all the facts. This challenge is coupled with the everyday stressors and zero extra time! And let's face it...changing one's lifestyle is no simple task! This is even more true of our eating habits, especially when the majority of us are constantly on the go. At times, it can feel like you spend so much time and energy in your day-to-day life, you have no time left for anything else. Just how and when are you going to fit in a complete lifestyle change.

But wait, what if it was as simple as changing what you eat? And what if there was a solution that offered more convenience and savings then what you are currently spending on meals and snacks? Here at A Better Weigh Lifestyles, we offer exactly that! Our meal plans are packed with delicious gourmet food that is so tasty and filling, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. They are convenient, customizable, and affordable.  Here at A Better Weigh Lifestyles, our key focus is to create a way of living that includes weight loss and management, as well as a strong support group to develop a healthy lifestyle and community.

The reality is, the only true barrier between you and goals is the voice of doubt in your mind. Somewhere within, you already know this, or you wouldn’t be reading this… And if you are reading this... you have already have made the first step towards a commitment to a better lifestyle! Here at A Better Weigh Lifestyles, we want to help you with reach the next step towards making this impossible, possible!

With the New Year just around the corner, there is no better time to make the commitment to a healthier and happier new you! Here at A Better Weigh Lifestyles, we want to be your ally in making this dream a reality. That is why we are excited to invite you to jumpstart your vision for a new you at this years final wellness event, the Everything Nutrition Expo! (details below) And of course, since we are all about convenience, by attending this expo you will have access to more than just a lifestyle consultation with an expert at  Better Weigh. This expo is designed to give you an opportunity to experience everything you need, from beginner to advanced! Come experience nutrition demos,  live fitness classes, free beauty bar services, and even free massages! We are excited to see you all there!

Everything Nutrition Expo

December 30, 2017

South Towne Expo Center

10am – 6pm




Tis’ the Season for Holiday cheer! Tis’ also the season for crowded shopping centers, financial stress, and an endless list of “to-do’s”. As Christmas Day draws closer and closer, it can feel as though the holiday spirit gets lost in the shuffle. Frustrated, some of us find ourselves turning into a modern day Scrooge. Bah Humbug!  But wait! Nobody likes a Scrooge. Besides, you are better than that! All it takes to make the shift back into the Holiday spirit is to turn our hearts and hands to those who are suffering. Indeed, there is no better gift than the gift of service to our fellows in need.

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