Say goodbye to holiday weight gain with these six HEALTH tips
Try the HEALTH tips for a slimmer you after the festivities!
Have a healthy pre-party snack - fill up on fiber-rich foods such as apples, raw vegetables or a slice of whole grain bread with peanut butter. Fiber adds bulk to your diet and keeps you fuller longer so you'll have more will-power in the face of the buffet.
Exercise the same amount if not more over the holidays. This is the key to weight management, because most holiday weight-gain can be prevented by sticking to your normal exercise routine.
All things in moderation - whatever your favourite holiday treat is, don’t deprive yourself completely: choose your one favourite goody ahead of time, and eat it in a reasonable portion.
Leftovers shouldn’t stay over - if you have a party, send the leftovers home with the guests. Or take them to the office to share with colleagues.
Time not eating should be cherished: play games with the family, watch a classic film, tell stories by the fire, and relive memories with loved ones. These are the moments you treasure after the holidays are over.
Hydrate - drink plenty of water. If you feel the temptation to indulge, have a glass of water first. This can sometimes be enough to turn off your hunger pangs. Mixed drinks, punches, ciders and beers are loaded with calories, so have a glass of water in between each drink. And remember, drinking alcohol will decrease your ability to keep a clear head at the buffet.
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