You Can Have Fun and Stay Healthy! - Holiday Dieting Tips Part 2
We talked about dieting tips in the last post. It all starts from Halloween, then the winter holidays come along. Family togetherness usually equals lots of snacking and appetizers and big meals. Also, don't forget all the baked treats! Can you eat all of these things? The answer is yes, but in moderation.
We come up with more great tips for you to still stay healthy in your wonderful holidays:
#1 Wear Tight Fitting Clothes
If you have some issues controlling your holiday behaviors, consider wearing some tight fitting clothes. Don't make yourself too uncomfortable, but at the same time you'll want to feel the reminder if you begin to eat too much.
#2 Plan Healthy Meals
If you're hosting any of the holiday events, consider going with some healthier alternatives to some popular meals. Healthy doesn't always mean bland or unappealing. Get creative and try some new recipes.
#3 Remember to Take Breaks
During a long evening with family and friends, sometimes you'll lose track of your eating habits. Make it a point to take breaks where you know there isn't a plate or a drink in your hand. Concentrate on the conversations you're having instead.
#4 Eat Before You Go
If you're off to a holiday event at someone else's house, eat something healthy before you leave. This is especially important if you know you'll be tempted by all the unhealthy treats that'll be available. If you aren't particularly hungry when you show up, you won't feel such an urge to begin eating.
You might think that it will be disappointing to “restrict” yourself in holidays, but the truth is that you feel happy when you can control yourself. The best thing is that you won’t feel any quilt or any surprise when you weigh yourself at the end of the holidays!