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Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:10

Holiday season tips!

We all know that maintaining your diet and weight loss plan during the holidays can more than a little difficult.  In fact, maintaining your ideal weight during the holiday season can seem almost impossible.

So, what can we do in order to keep unwanted weight off?  After all, our homes are usually filled with sweet treats, cakes and other goodies, and they can be pretty tempting—even for the most ‘healthy’ of us.

Here’s a few tips to get you through the holidays.

Just a Nibble!

Have you ever noticed that when you start eating a rich dessert it tastes so good, but by the last bite, you’ve had enough?  One way to keep the weight down is just to enjoy a few bites of that delicious cheesecake or chocolate fudge brownie.  No one says that you have to completely deprive yourself of holiday treats—just limit how much you eat!

Enjoy the Company, Not The Cake!

Many people think of holiday parties in terms of the foods that they’ll get to eat (or have to avoid) instead of the real reason for the celebration—the company and conversation.  If you keep yourself busy chatting with friends, you’ll be less likely to invade the snack table.

Don’t go on an empty stomach

You’ve likely heard the grocery store trick; don’t go shopping when you’re hungry because you’ll only end up buying more.  Well, the same can work for holiday parties!  Eat some healthy snacks to line the stomach before you get to the party and stick with the healthy foods during the party and you’ll be less tempted to binge on the bad stuff.

Drink Water

If you were to add up the calories that you’ve probably consumed in soft drink, fruit punches and alcoholic beverages at parties, you would likely be amazed.  You can gulp down hundreds of calories without even realizing it if you’re not careful!  Instead of one of these high-calorie drinks, make it a habit to drink water or a sweetened drink if you can’t go without.

Create an Eating Schedule

It wouldn’t be fun—or realistic—to try and get through an entire party without at least sampling some of the treats.  But instead of heading instantly to the food table and loading your plate—and then suffering the rest of the party because you want more—try spacing out your snacks for the entire party.  Plan on taking a nibble of something about every thirty minutes.

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