The winter holidays are right around the corner. Which means its sugar cookie, turkey, egg nog and comfort food season. These delicious foods spend a moment on our lips and a while on our hips. You may be wondering how you can eat healthy during the holiday season. Here are five ways you can avoid being mistaken for Santa after New Year’s.
The first tip is planning what to eat at parties. If you are on a low carb diet, ask the host if you can bring a dish or two. This way you can eat and enjoy your time without having to worry whether or not you have ruined your diet.
The second tip is to avoid skipping meals. A lot of people want to save room in their tummy for Thanks Giving or Christmas dinner. This means that by the time dinner comes around you will eat all your calories in one sitting, which often leads to over eating. You don’t have to eat to make yourself full at every meal but eat enough so that you’re not starving by the time the turkey is cut. Skipping meals makes your eyes bigger than your stomach and you’ll end up eating more than you should.
The third tip is to drink water throughout the day especially during meal times. Water is not only good for the body to have but it helps with digestion. Also, when you drink a glass of water at every meal you’ll feel fuller than you actually are which means you’ll be taking in less calories.
The fourth tip is to plan your meals. If you love your grandmother dessert and your mom’s chicken pot pie, you don’t have to eat them in the same day or for the amount of time they are visiting. Plan how many calories and sweets you will allow yourself and don’t be afraid to take some food home and save it for later.
The last tip is to enjoy yourself. You should never feel guilty for eating food you love. Keep in mind that if you want to achieve any type of physical goal you will have sacrifice certain things. These things can be food, time, and alcohol. If you want to eat or drink over your recommended caloric intake then do so, but have in the back of your head what you need to do to get back on track.