It’s that time of the year again. With all the feasts, it can be easy to worry about getting swept away – but you can still enjoy yourself while still staying in shape. Here are a few tips for healthy holiday eating.
Lose the Guilt
Have you been looking forward to homemade trifles, pies and cookies? Then feel free to dig in – after all, holidays are a time for celebrations and happiness. Try everything you want in small portions and eat slowly to savour the flavours – the slower you go, the more mindful you will be about being full and enjoying the food.
Balance It Out
It’s all about balance. Rather than starving yourself ahead of the feast, which may lead to overeating and blood sugar swing, have a nutrition-packed breakfast. Alternate between water and alcohol to stay hydrated and minimise sugar intake. You can also mix your liquor with sparkling water to enjoy it longer and avoid getting too drunk.
Have Some Veggies
Vegetables are probably the last food you want to eat during holidays, but it’s always good to get a serving or two every day for the fibre and nutrients. It also helps you get full with minimum calories!
Doing exciting activities with family and friends can help you stay active. Get on your dancing shoes, go swimming or take a walk around the block!
Lack of sleep can affect your blood sugar – the less sleep you have, the more likely you will want to eat more and go for high-fat, high-sugar food. Aim for at least seven hours sleep a night.