5 Tips To Avoid Gaining Weight During The Holidays
Written by Dr Sandra Miranda, ND
We all look forwards to the holiday season because it is
a time when we get some time off, celebrate life and get together with family
and friends who we haven’t seen for so long.
But have you ever worried about how to avoid eating too much unhealthy
food and gaining weight during these celebrations? For many the holidays equal a weight gain of
at least 5-7 lbs. It doesn’t have to be
this way. Here are some tips that you
can follow over the next few weeks:
1.- Skip the
carbohydrates before and after the event.
As you may know eating too many carbohydrates will turn into sugar and
therefore fat. Reserve your 1-2 daily
servings for during the celebration.
2.- Never arrive to
the event hungry. This is a big
mistake. You will end up eating more.
3.- Focus on
socializing and not on the food. Don’t
stay around the food table. And if you
are going to eat some food, control your portions by choosing a small plate.
4.- Eat slowly and
savor the food and never go back for seconds
5.- Offer to bring a
dish – make it healthy, low in calories and high in nutrition. Some examples can be the following:
Juicy watermelon chunks
Juicy pineapple chunks
Platter of Veggie dippers
Guacamole, hummus and dips with whole wheat pita
Big colorful salads
Mixture of different grilled vegetables, flavored
& tasty dressings, herbs and lemon juice
Grated carrot or beetroot
Grilled fish, grilled chicken or grilled
Stuffed red peppers
Yogurt & fruit &
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