Weigh yourself at the start of the Holiday Challenge. Check your weight each week and record it on the Holiday Challenge Weight Log.
Keep track each day. Write down what foods you eat and your minutes of physical activity. You can enter your information on the Holiday Challenge Food Diary and Physical Activity Log. There are also great websites and smartphone apps available to track your food and physical activity such as MyFitnessPal or LoseIt.
Holiday Challenge Emails
Read the Holiday Challenge newsletter each week for tips and strategies to help you eat smart, move more and maintain your weight. Incorporate the Daily Tips into your every day routine, participate in the mid-week Challenges, and test the healthy holiday recipes. Let us know what you think!
Remember: the key to maintaining your weight is to balance calories in vs. calories out. When you eat more calories than you need it means you will gain weight. Use the calorie calculator to see how your meals, snacks and activity fit into your calorie needs for the day. Planning is key – download this free “Cook This, Buy That” meal planner and shopping list to make meal planning easy.
Use these Healthy Recipe Ingredient Substitutions to put a healthier spin on your favorite dishes. To see past Holiday Challenges recipes as well as additional recipes, click here or follow us on Pinterest.
At the end of the Holiday Challenge weigh yourself and compare it to your beginning weight – did you maintain your weight? Share your experience and support others on Facebook. For year-round support, sign up for our free Nutrition Decisions webinar series as well as our bi-monthly newsletter.