BYS-The Peach Plan An easy way to remember to be mindful of your holiday indulgences! P for Protein. Eating more protein keeps you energized, keeps your carbohydrate intake in check, & ultimately helps with weight maintenance. Reach for the shrimp before the stuffing. E-For Eat-In. When you stay at home, especially now, you will almost always be more aware of what you’re eating. It’s easier not to overdue it when there’s no menu tempting you, & you’re doing the cooking. A-is for Activity. Even if it’s just an after-dinner walk around the block with the dog, make sure activity is a part of your holiday activities. NEAT counts too. All those unnoticed movements add up. Take out the trash, empty the dishwasher, run upstairs. C is for Charting. Be conscious of your intake. Perhaps a journal or an app tracker that can help you be more mindful would be an easy way to get into the habit. H is for Half. If you systematically cut your portions in half, we promise, you will not start the new year 10lbs heavier. Try serving what you want on salad or dessert plates, instead of dinner plates. We mean it at Beyond Your Scale when we say living well is easier than you think! Print our PEACH-y Plan so that this year, you’ll have an easy way to remind yourself from time to time that you can still enjoy everything the season has to offer with just a bit of tweaking. PS-TakeAway Tip: Remember that alcohol, whether it’s a cold beer, mulled wine or a fragrant eggnog, has alcohol & sugar content & calories. Happy Holidays From Patrick & Jo-Anna!