Holiday Celebration in moderation and with healthy choices
Everybody is so concerned about holiday eating but we believe that one or two days of unhealthy eating is not going to kill anyone, just like one or two days of healthy eating is not going to turn you into a fittest person on earth. Focusing on healthy choices throughout the year should be the prime goal and everything will balance out. Holidays are time to indulge; you only live once, so worrying too much won’t help it will only destroy the holiday spirit.
So what should you do? Enjoy things in moderation and try these strategies:
Avoid starvation- There is a myth that starvation can help in weight loss however fact is that it doesn’t. It has an opposite effect on your body. So don’t ever go to the big party completely starving. If you deprive yourself of food, not only you will suffer mood swings because of the power outage but you will tend to over eat. It will be quite a counter-productive strategy.
Pace yourself- Start out with the healthier options, like veggie or fruit tray, before you look at the loaded stuff such as pastries, cakes and other creamy bites. Not only they are low in calories and high in fiber, they contain antioxidants that boost your health even in this festive time.
Smaller portions- Don’t get greedy; just pick small plate for your meals. Size do matter, small plate means you will eat little less which means you need to work out little less to shed extra pounds.
Water It Down-Replacing one or two alcoholic beverages with water can easily shave as much as 300 empty calories off your meal, not to mention that it helps fill up the stomach quicker. If you are the host, make water available and appealing by adding slices of strawberries, orange, lemon, or lime or perhaps mint leaves. This option is tasty, interesting, and full of vitamins!
Stay Active- Enjoy, indulge, do whatever you can as holidays are stress busters, but don’t forget to stay active. Run, walk, dance or do any other cardio which will save you from putting on extra pounds. Once holiday season is over, get back into your routine workouts.
Happy holidays and prosperous new year from DocAsap.com!