10 Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating
According to and as shared by familyshare.com, it is possible to get through the holidays without gaining weight or being mad at yourself in January. To do that, consider these ten tips for healthy holiday eating:
1. Eat what you love and leave what you like
You don’t have to eat everything that is put in front of you. Make careful choices and stick with the foods you enjoy most. Don’t select foods that aren’t your favorite just because they are there.
- Go to gatherings to gather, not to eat
Focus on enjoying those you are with, not the food.
- Choose wisely
Fill your plate with 80 percent healthy foods, and save the other 20 percent for dessert or treats.
- Skip the punch and eat the cake
You’ll likely enjoy eating your calories more than drinking them.
- Don’t save up for later
It doesn’t make sense to starve all day because you have a party that night. You will likely end up consuming more because you are so hungry. Eat light, but don’t skip meals.
- And especially, don’t skip breakfast
It really is the most important meal of the day since it fuels your body as you start the day.
- Pack the snacks
Keep healthy snack choices available when you’re on the run so you don’t overeat at mealtimes.
- Follow the three-bite rule
People seem to mostly enjoy the first and last bites of what they eat, so put a bite in between and call it good after three.
- Don’t skimp on sleep
Being tired and cranky won’t be good for anyone during the holidays.
- Drink water