How to Stay ‘Svelte’ During the Holidays — With Giveaway!

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Oh, hello, beautiful.
Oh, hello, beautiful.

We all know that the holidays can be a bit trying when it comes to staying healthy. Parties! Once-a-year indulgences! Less daylight! Shopping to do! And, um, did we mention once-a-year indulgences? If you’re stressing about staying healthy and energized throughout the holidays to do all the things you need to do and stay on track for the New Year, we have a healthy secret for ya … a nutritious snack you can take here, there or anywhere. An on-the-go breakfast, lunch or workout buddy that’s filling with 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and an organic blend of complex carbohydrates to keep you energized and “svelte” through the holidays. That’s right! Svelte protein shakes!

These premium USDA-certified organic protein shakes are super tasty and come in oh-so drinkable flavors (like dessert!) like chocolate, French vanilla and cappuccino. Made with simple and pure ingredients, they give you sustained nutrition and energy and can be enjoyed as a nutritious meal replacement, a delicious pre- or post workout snack, or any time on-the-go. (We particularly love the cappuccino flavor before an early morning workout — it’s perfection.)

Although best served chilled, these are shelf-stable, so you can throw them in your gym bag or purse and have them any time. In eco-friendly and portable Tetra-Pak bottles, the packaging even features confidence-boosting affirmations to keep you motivated, like “hello beautiful” and “looking good.” How cute is that? It’s like a little pick-me-up every time you sip! Whether you’re hunting for holiday shopping deals or about to hit a holiday party and want a truly healthy snack to keep you fuller longer and avoid the calorie-laden holiday dishes, Svelte it is.

You can really feel good about Svelte, too. Each 11-ounce shake is made with non-GMO soymilk and is low-glycemic, with only 6 grams of sugar per serving. Certified gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan-friendly, you can pick up Svelte at select natural food stores, grocers and drug stores nationwide for about $2 to $3. Check out Svelte’s store locator to find it near you, and also be sure to follow ’em on Facebook and Twitter.

A nutritious protein snack like Svelte is the perfect way to make sure that you feel good through the holidays — and come out better for it on January 1. So tell us how you are staying healthy and energized this holiday season in the comments below, and we’ll pick one lucky random U.S. reader to win a case of Svelte (winner can chose the flavor) and a branded yoga mat! The winner will be announced in the comments and via email in about a week. Woot!

Here’s to being totally svelte this holiday season, ladies! —Jenn


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  1. Squeezing in workouts when I can, like the morning of thanksgiving. Also trying not to stress too much about the food options and letting myself enjoy family and friends.

  2. im running my first 10k on saturday and then my first half marathon on feb 2! my training partner just suggested a full marathon in april, so we’re deciding if its possible!

  3. Oooo these look delicious. I sometimes am bad about eating breakfast, which does not jive with marathon training when I feel like I can eat ALL OF THE THINGS, so these would help. I’m planning to not stress over all of the little things this holiday season. I want to just enjoy things which will help avoid stress zapping energy and productivity. I also am going to make sure and abide by bed time! A good nights sleep consistently makes such a difference in my daily energy (obvs) but I’ve really learned the value of sleep in not only energy but my overall well-being. and mental health.

  4. I keep my makeup bag in my locker at the gym so that I know I have to go to the gym in the morning or else go to class with no makeup.

  5. I’m working out during lunch so i can enjoy long runs in the daylight – and when I can’t get out during lunch, I try to hit the gym after work for a pin class or tabata. Feels good to keep my legs moving during the cold months up here in Syracuse!

  6. I’ve been of my workout plan but started back yesterday. Making healthy snack choices and trying to avoid the candy jar at work as much as possible!

  7. I’m getting up an hour earlier and going to bed an hour earlier – I feel better and I have time in the morning to work out, meditate, and take care of myself so I don’t fall back on emotional snacking.

  8. I’ve made a list of at home work outs and DVDs that I can follow in order to have no excuses when the weather is a little chilly!

  9. Fitness classes with a friend and pre-registering for hot yoga classes (where you are penalized if you cancel too late!) keep me accountable during the holidays! It’ll be the sixth year in a row of my Thanksgiving morning spin class tradition-definitely motivating and makes me more conscious of my body and how hard I work for the rest of the day. Doing something great for my health translates to healthier choices, even during the tempting holiday season!

  10. My husband and I are working in the holiday spirit to our healthy choices–making lightened up Christmas cookies together, taking walks in the winter weather, and sipping tea instead of cocoa. Small changes that make a difference!

  11. I plan on continuing with high intensity workouts (pretty much) daily throughout the holidays, along with making holiday dishes with healthy substitutes – cookies with stevia and coconut flour; mashed cauliflower rather than starchy potatoes; lots of fresh veggies, etc. I am also making everything from scratch as opposed to using canned goods, so all dishes will be fresh and healthy 🙂

  12. Running as long as it’s not a blizzard or pouring out, no matter how cold it is outside, 3 times per week. Cross-training with the bike and elliptical 1-2 days per week. Thanksgiving Day 5K with a Jingle Run on 12/1. My gym just got new equipment, so I will try to utilize that to the best of my ability.

  13. I’m going to make sure to keep up my exercise routine and healthy eating habits, but I’m not going to let myself feel guilty when I indulge at holiday dinners. I’ll just enjoy and appreciate the good food I’m lucky enough to get to eat 🙂 I’m running a Turkey Trot 10k on Thanksgiving morning, but I’m still looking around for fun runs around Christmas and New Year’s!

  14. I’m staying healthy and energized this holiday season, by taking advantage of this beautiful weather by going for long walks with my furry friend Rose.
    I also LOVE sweet potatoes this time of year 🙂

  15. I am staying healthy this holiday season by balancing all of the holiday indulgences with healthy meals, making time for workouts. I am also going to be keeping my mind healthy by remembering what this season is really about and making time for friends and family, even throughout the craziness!

  16. I got a job at a health club! Now I’m surrounded by others who are living a healthy way of life and it’s a lot easier to work out when I’m already at the gym!

  17. I am stretching in the morning so I don’t start the day stiff, working out daily, and a light stretch before bed so I can be full of energy and well rested for a great holiday season.

  18. I am currently deployed so I try to squeeze in some cardio before work; and after work sprint back to my room to change out of uniform and into a gym outfit to make it to the last cross fit class. In case I miss this, I find a workout i like on instagram, blogilates, TIU, or one that I wrote down on an index card from FBG; and do my best to run through it at the gym. My Soldiers keep me motivated because I know that as a leader they expect me to be physically fit. I love that a lot of these FBG blogs include videos and directions to a lot of the moves! Believe it or not, it’s difficult to eat healthy on deployment. you are pretty limited to what they serve in the dining facility so you have to actually have to make the choice to eat healthy. Every night it is grilled chicken vs the wing bar/desert bar 🙂 it’s a constant decision you have to make. To keep up with some healthy habits especially during the season, i’ve entered a nutrition challenge and because I’m super competitive, it’s difficult for me to steer off into the desert aisle knowing it’s going to cost me some points 🙂 It helps that I have a buddy system with a friend of mine over here. We keep each other in check and to challenge ourselves, we switch who gets to choose the workouts daily. 🙂

  19. Since I’m gluten and lactose free, we decided to go ahead and make the food for our family get togethers that way (instead of making food others can eat and relying on cranberry sauce for my lunch).. What I’m most excited for is crustless pumpkin pie made with coconut milk and coconut palm sugar! We figured, why hold out on the healthy yummy stuff, right?! Not only are we staying healthy this holiday, but we’re sneaking it into everyone else’s too! My husband and I have been jogging in the mornings and afterwards, doing yoga based back stretching/ strengthening. We got the stretches from our chiropractor!

  20. I stay healthy during the holidays by remembering what’s important to me, like my health and my family, and doing whatever I can to support those things. I exercise almost everyday, make sure I meditate or journal to help my stress, and keep regular dates with my husband.

  21. I’m training for my first marathon. 🙂 Svelte, has actually been with me the entire year. It’s an amazing recovery drink, especially after running my long runs.!! I had two goals for this year: run a half marathon every month, and run my first full. I’ve already met one, so one more to go!! ^_^

  22. I’m trying to have more nutritious food already prepared so it’s easy to grab and I don’t reach for “bad” things. It’s been easier than I thought and including some super foods like chia and flax seed really help keep me energized.

  23. starting back full time to work and school, I’ll have to get my workouts in quite early in the morning. These are a perfect way for me to get my protein in the a.m. without waking my roommates up running the blender.

  24. Gave birth to my first child in early October following an emergency C-section. I worked out every single day prior to delivery faithfully and never used pregnancy as am excuse. After being given the “go-ahead” from my OB and armed with some brand new sports bras, I am back in gym ! Between studying for my masters full time and adjusting to full time parenthood, gym time is early morning workouts. When I can’t make it to the gym, I strap the kid in his stroller and for a walk around my complex.

  25. Sorry for the late announcement on this one, guys! Our winner is …

    Stephanie @ Cat Lady Runs — #4

    Yay! Emailing you now, Stephanie! 🙂

    —FBG Jenn