Celebrate the Holidays: 17 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
C oncoct new creations. Can Grandma’s gravy survive with stock instead of cream?
E at Vegetables. Add two vegetables that aren’t drenched in sugar to your meals.
L eave a couple bites. Leaving a few bites on your plate isn’t the end of the world.
E xit the food gravitational pull. If the dessert buffet is staring you down, move the food or yourself.
B ring something healthy to parties that you’ll eat .
R ise and shine. Set the alarm and get in a good workout and breakfast.
A llow yourself to pause and step away from the chaos. Allow yourself a recharge evening at home with a healthier meal under your own rules.
T reat yourself under the three P conditions: Give yourself Permission for the treat under your terms. Plan what and when ahead of time. Portion out what you know is the appropriate amount and stick with it.
E valuate how hungry and how full you are. Only eat if you are truly hungry and stop right when you feel full.
H alvises. Share big meals and dessert.
O rganize a special calendar for parties and food to plan what you’ll eat.
L augh. Enjoy friends and family first and don’t let food ruin your holiday.
I dentify what you want to eat and only put those foods on your plate. You don’t have to try everything.
D rink water. Aim for at least 64 ounces each day but you’ll notice you feel better with 96 ounces.
A ppreciate the taste and craftsmanship that went into the food and you might fill up faster and be satisfied with less.
Y ield to a full stomach. December will come around again and you can have that special food again.
S tart transitioning back to a normal eating pattern. Don’t let the holiday eating linger into January. Catapult yourself out of the holiday party food and eating patterns and fall back into your healthy routine.