For those focusing on a healthy lifestyle, the holidays can seem packed with pitfalls. The parties, the rushed schedules, the festive food, and cold weather seem to hit us all at once, and the spectre of weight gain looms as an unwanted gift.
The truth is the holidays don’t have to send you spiraling out of control. Life is meant for living and you can enjoy the best of what the holidays bring. To get through the large celebratory meals, just prepare in advance with a special strategy.
Stay on top of things by keeping your CalorieKing Calorie and Fat Counter close at hand, and use these CalorieKing Top 10 tips for Beating Holiday Weight Gain to help you build your plan now:
- Think 90/10: Don’t deprive yourself completely, or your holidays will be miserable. Aim to eat healthy 90% of the time and then look at your “treat” foods as something to really savor and enjoy in moderation.
- Don’t Go Hungry: Eat regular meals – including a good breakfast! Eating at regular intervals will keep your blood sugar at even levels so you don’t “crash” and feel sharp cravings. It’s when we crash we are most vulnerable to making poor choices. The same goes for parties or special meals – don’t head out the door hungry or you may be tempted to overdo. Eat a healthy snack before you go. Read More »