Besides jingles, Santa Claus, and presents, what else comes to your mind when you think about Christmas? Probably your answer is “food.” Christmas is an opportunity to spend time with your loved ones and sit together as a family to enjoy delicious Christmas dishes. However, you might be thinking right now, how are you going to eat all your favorite food without gaining weight? For that, we have some tips that you can apply to your holiday diet so you can eat without remorse:
Moderation is the Key to Success
It is not about taking out sugary desserts and food high in fat; it is all about eating small portions. To achieve this, some of the things you can do is eat on a smaller plate, eat little portions of all the food choices instead of lots of one, drink several glasses of water, and don’t over serve. These are easy actions you can take that will make you enjoy your favorite dishes without gaining unwanted pounds.
Choose Among Alternatives
If you are in charge of the cooking, pick healthier alternatives regarding ingredients when being at the grocery store. For instance, you can make a sugar-free dessert or use olive oil instead of other oil options. If you are the guest of the party and you have no decision regarding the dishes that will be available, you still can make a healthier decisions in terms of which foods you are going to serve on your plate.
Eat a Late Lunch
Do not starve on Christmas Eve! If you do it, you will be extremely hungry when dinner comes and you will not make a smart decision when reviewing food alternatives and moderating your portions. Instead, have a healthy late lunch so your stomach will be satisfied when dinner comes.
Don’t Forget About Exercising
Christmas day is not an excuse for you to be lazy! Start your morning by doing 30 to 45 minutes of exercise, like running, lifting some weight, or doing any type of cardiovascular activity. This will help you be more alert and energetic for all the things you have to do on that day.
Follow these easy tips during Christmas day and all the festivities that go along with it and you will enjoy all the delicious food that is prepared for the holidays without gaining a single pound!