How to eat well during the holidays

How To Eat Right During The Holidays
If your schedule is anything like mine, you are the bane of a dieter in the coming weeks. Even those who do not necessarily try to control their weight, but simply strive to eat healthy, the need to keep your eyes peeled for traps diet at this time of year. However, if the season is introduced with an awareness of what lies ahead, you can arm yourself with the strategy to resist the temptation to eat things that would otherwise miss.

your pantry

The first strategy for eating well during the holidays is to maintain a healthy diet at home. Prepare nutritious meals at home and eat before going to a function where you know that snacks are served. This is especially true for children who have difficulty making wise food choices. Keep a pot of vegetable soup on low heat (or at least in the fridge, very useful for immersion) provide a quick and easy meal when someone has to rush to the door.

Take along food

Due to the basket past, grabbing a burger anywhere is a real trap this time of year. If you go to the mall for Christmas shopping, pack a small bag of healthy snacks to tide you over until you can make it back home. Apples, oranges, cheese sticks and Trail Mix all travel well and not spoil if left in the car. If you can not help eating out, choose a healthy alternative, but inexpensive fast food like soup and salad or pizza.

drink plenty of water

often mistake thirst for hunger. And when the temperatures hover around freezing, we do not want cold drinks and hot summer. Keep a water bottle with you throughout the year and free drink to avoid the munchies. A well-hydrated person will not be tempted by all the goodies break room at the office. Also, note that their beverage choices are as important as your food choices. A regular 12-ounce beer contains about 145 calories, a soda 145-165. And that little glass of wine? From 110-130 calories. I can not recommend consumption because of artificial sweeteners, which had just stick with water.

care decisions

Sometimes you just have to be our own moms. You know what I mean-tell ourselves to eat our vegetables first, or no dessert until you clean the plate. If you are in the office party or fellowship time after the Christmas program of the church, go for the vegetable dish first. Having had enough of carrot and celery (without great gobs of immersion in the balance of the ends), then go for sugar snacks like pretzels or crackers. Then choose protein snacks of meat and cheese or nuts. Pongo third, as they tend to be offers high-fat on the table and they do not want to fill fat when we are trying to avoid the increase of 10 pounds. Finally, you may participate in the sweet, sugary dishes; but hopefully you will be too full to consider them.

Use your freezer

When friends and relatives who are blessed with cans of cookies or banana bread made at home for the season, do not leave them on the counter for tempt him. Pop it in the freezer. Then in March when you want a little sweet, take a few to thaw. In addition, you may consider reducing their own holiday baking. The fact that mom and grandmother baked dozen sugar cookies, pans made of fudge, and bags of chocolate chip cookies dipped in every Christmas season does not mean you need to continue the tradition. Instead of giving to family and friends biscuit tins, opt for fruit baskets or balls of cheese and crackers.

If these tips combine to eat well during the holidays with the points last week to exercise in winter, there is no reason to have to work off extra pounds in the New Year. Have any other secret to a healthy holiday season? We would like to know in the comments.

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