Be Strong and Conquer
Whichever holiday you celebrate the temptation of all the many comfort foods in a social environment can be exceptionally challenging. It’s hard to overcome period.
Whether it’s a whole foods diet, a low-calorie diet, or simply a low-fat and low-sugar diet that you’ve adopted, the holidays can cause serious problems for your waistline. But if you’re smart about it, you can get through the holidays without feeling the effects on your diet plan.
The good news is that we can incorporate just a few simple tricks and strategies to minimize the impact and stay fit and healthy!
Holiday Healthy Eating Tips
Don’t Fill Your Plate
I know it’s tempting, but let’s face it, once it’s on your plate you feel obligated to eat it all. As the expression goes, your appetite is often bigger than your stomach. Make a rule for yourself that you’ll take small portions, and not load up on the first trip to the buffet. If you can do this, you’ll save yourself a ton of calories in the end. And if you can, eat slowly!
Suppress Your Appetite
While we’re on the topic of appetite, one of the best ways to suppress crazy cravings or at least portion sizes is to have just half a banana. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to try it and then reach for that bigger than you would usually reach for piece of cake!
Keep Your Plate Balanced
Another good rule to follow is to always have a balanced plate. Even if it’s just a plate of appetizers, make sure you have a good balance of carbs, protein, and fruits and veggies. There are usually a few healthy food options at holiday parties, so make sure you grab a few.