The holidays are stressful enough without having to be mindful of your diet. A lot of people lose motivation during this time because they feel they cannot partake in holiday meals with their families, but this is simply not true. The trick is learning how to eat food that won’t destroy your diet. Dr. Balsama has curated a list of helpful tips that will keep you on track through the holidays!
Think About Nutritional Value
While counting calories is important when you are losing weight, it is not very helpful if you eat junk food. What’s more important than the caloric number is the nutrients that are in the food. Keep in mind that carbs, fat, and protein are a great way to create your plate. Make sure that you have complex carbs and healthy fat, while prioritizing lean protein. Make sure you have complex carbs with good fat and protein on your plate. This will help to make you fuller for longer and give you the best nutritional value for the calories you consume!
Be Mindful When Eating
During the holidays, there are a lot of big family meals and parties to attend. It is important to be mindful when you are eating and how much. Overeating not only inhibits your diet but can cause a lot of other problems with your body such as acid reflux. When sitting down for a meal, eat slowly and drink water along with it.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Come holiday season, it can be easy to sit around all day. Making some time for movement is a great way to combat sluggishness and to stay on track with your goals. You don’t have to go to the gym but going on a short walk during the day can be a great way to fit in some exercise!
If you are on a diet, the holidays can feel daunting. They don’t have to be. As long as you are mindful of what you’re eating and find time to sneak in some exercise, you can still enjoy this season while staying on track with your goals.