Here are some tips to help you maintain your weight during the holidays:
- Eat healthy foods in reasonable amounts during the days leading up to the holidays. This will help you feel full and limit the amounts you eat during festive meals.
- Choose foods with lower calories during festive meals. For example, opt for grilled vegetables instead of fries, or grilled fish instead of fatty meat.
- Drink water: Drink water throughout the evening to keep you hydrated and help you feel full. It can also help you avoid overeating.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages: Alcoholic beverages are often high in calories and can cause you to lose control of your diet. Limit your alcohol intake or opt for soft drinks.
- Pay close attention to your plate: take the time to enjoy each bite and avoid eating too quickly. This will help you better control your food intake.
- Exercise: Exercise can help you burn the calories you consumed during the holidays and maintain your weight. Try to exercise regularly during this time.
- Avoid temptations: If you know there will be foods that make you fall for at a party, avoid putting them on your plate or opt for a small portion.
However, don’t forget to treat yourself! The holidays are a time of festivities and it is important to enjoy the moments spent with the people you love. If you feel like eating something special, do it, but do it in moderation.
Happy holidays to all!