Well it's that time of year again, when families gather to give thanks and celabrate the new year.
I balieve it's possible to enjoy this time with family without feeling like you are the only odd ball that's watching carbs and counting calories.
The only thing you need is strategy!
If your family is anything like mine, we love to eat savory southern style foods like, fried chicken, turkey, ham, candied yams, red velvet cake, peacan pie, sweet potato pie, and it's all so yummy!!
to eating healthy during the holidays
Step 1: Cardio Cardio Cardio!
Step 4: Stay Active during the holidays
Step 2: Timeing is everthing
Step 3: Bring a cover dish
Leading up to the holidays, add 15 minutes worth of cardio to your weekly routine. Increasing your cardio helps the body turn carbohydrates, fatty foods, protiens, etc into a positive sourse of energy.
These foods are not all bad when eaten in moderation. Remember this, Thanksgiving and Christmas only comes once a year, so don't beat yourself up because your endulged a little.
If it all possible plan your holiday meals between the hours of 12 and 2pm. One of the main reasons why people gain weight myself inclueded, is late night eating .
If you have concerns about eating elswhere, prepare a small meal before you go to the party, or offer to bring a cover dish with you. I personally don't practice this during the holidays, but it's a healthy alturnative for those who wan't to stick with the whole d__t thing.
A non aggressive way to burn calories and have fun to is to play inneractive games like charades, wii fitness, dancing, or go Shopping.
The key to it all is stay active!
Step 5: Eat several small meals
Finally, refusing to eat until it's time for the party can lead to over consumption. Start your day by having a nutritious breakfast, and in batween meals, eat several snacks that are high in protein and magnesium like cashews, almonds, and walnuts.
How to eat healthy during the holidays