You may have hung your stockings and trimmed your tree, but how do you prepare for the temptations of Holiday foods? This season is a fun one for everyone, but is not the easiest for eating well. From social gatherings, to traditions that are based on food, temptation is all around throughout the holiday season. No need to worry though, this Trim Thursday we will be discussing the best ways to stay healthy through the holiday season. Follow the tips below and you’ll be sure to make it through December without having to go over the top when it comes to your New Year’s gym resolution.
1. Good Things Come in Small Packages
Perhaps the simplest, and most delicious solution to staying healthy throughout the holidays is portion control. Although this is something that can of course be used all year round, it’s especially applicable during the holidays. Social gatherings from work parties to festivities with friends are common ways to celebrate throughout December, and they often involve food. You can still enjoy seasonal treats by choosing smaller amounts. Take it one step further by selecting a smaller plate so there is less room to overindulge.
2. Turkey All Day, Everyday
This poultry choice doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving only fare! Turkey is healthier than other seasonal meats such as roast beef or ham, because of it’s lower fat and sometimes salt content. This makes it a good choice when selecting a main course for holiday meals.
3. Change Up Your Routine
Hygiene and outfit choice are always part of getting ready for a festivities, but did you ever think eating should be too? By eating a light snack before heading out to parties or other food filled events you can save yourself from overindulging. Like our first tip, this strategy allows you to still enjoy some of the foods that you love, because sometimes you just need a reindeer cookie, or eggnog shake.
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