Make sure that your waistline doesn’t grow with the festive season. It’s a season to be joyful so people attend many festivities throughout this period. The pressure from family and friends is on us to eat and drink much throughout the festive season. Emotional eating also tends to creep in as it’s a joyful time. Many people go on holiday during this time so you eat more while you’re having fun with family and friends. But you still need to take care of your health. Below are some tips on how to stay healthy during the festive season.
Tip 1: Don’t focus on losing weight now, instead eat healthy and be happy. Maintaining your weight is a good idea especially during the festive season. Don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself.
Tip 2: Don’t diet after New Year. Rather eat in moderation during the festive season.
Tip 3: Don’t skip meals in anticipation to make room for the next meal as this is not a good idea. You are likely to over eat. Rather have a light snack before leaving for a function.
Tip 4: Stay physically active even when you are on holiday. Stay in your exercise routine to burn those extra calories. Go for long walks, jog on the beach or go swimming.
Tip 5: Eat your food slowly, this way you will get full quicker and stay full for a longer period.
Tip 6: Reduce fat intake. There are plenty of low fat or low calorie substitutes that taste great.
Tip 7: If you should decide to go out, try taking some healthy goodies as this will make other food easier to resist.
Tip 8: Try new and healthy recipes and share them with family and friends.
Tip 9: Choose your beverage wisely. Alcohol is high in calories but water and diet sodas are calorie free. Try to stay away from too much juice and soda. Limit your intake to 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks per function.
Tip 10: Don’t let food be your focus this festive season. Holidays are a time to reunite with family and friends.
You can eat all food but in moderation and balance. Find out what healthy snack options are available at the local wholesaler. Enjoy the festive season with good friends and family. Relax and enjoy the holidays as that is what the festive season is for. If you’ve over indulged in a holiday meal, don’t fret about it. Return to your normal eating plan and move on, go into the next day without guilt or despair. Happy holidays and stay safe.