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 everyday routine and test the healthy holiday recipes. You can participate as little or as much as you want. After over a decade of providing the Holiday Challenge, we have found that the more someone participates, the better their outcomes will be!
The Holiday Challenge Worksite Guide provides tools and resources created to help you implement the Holiday Challenge in the workplace setting. The strategies provided are suggestions from worksites that have previously promoted the program to their employees. Please feel free to adapt or change as needed to fit your work environment.
Download the Holiday Challenge Worksite Guide
Goal Tracking Resources
These days there are tons of great websites and smartphone apps available to track your weight, food, and physical activity. For information on tracking apps look to our blog Tracking Still Works.
If you prefer pen and paper, you can enter your weight, food, and physical activity on the downloadable Holiday Challenge Tracking Log. These are for personal use only and will not be collected or shared.
Downloadable Holiday Challenge Tracking Logs
Track weight, food, and physical activity: landscape orientation OR portrait orientation
Habit Tracker: coming soon
SMART Goal Template: coming soon
Promote the Holiday Challenge in your community or organization! These resources are intended to be a guide. We encourage you to get creative and customize them as you see fit.
In addition to the promotional toolkit materials, please feel free to use these downloadable flyers to promote the Holiday Challenge in your community or organization. Spread the word!
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 also key – download this free “Cook This, Buy That” meal planner and shopping list to make meal planning easy.
Supporting one another is key, there are thousands of you out there working on the same goal! Follow the Holiday Challenge blog and social media for motivation and inspiration.
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 or check out MedInsteadofMeds.com.
Add resistance exercises to your physical activity routine this holiday season. For more inspiration, check out our Move Strong and Move More pages.
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 Monthly Newsletter or subscribe to our blog.