Food, family, presents, and a home full of love are the perfect combination for an incredible Christmas. However, it is also a great excuse to eat whatever you crave because it’s the holidays. We understand that trying to eat healthy while celebrating the holidays can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. The key to eating healthy during this time of year is planning your diet from the snacks to the main dish. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start because we have gathered some easy tips for you to eat healthy this season.
Don’t skip breakfast. Contrary to the belief that if you skip a meal then you will have more room for a big feast. What really happens is that your stomach shrinks and your body will start pulling nutrients from your muscles and the next time you eat will store a majority of it in your fat cells because it does not know when it will eat next. So, be sure to wake up at an appropriate time and prepare a delicious breakfast rich in fruit, veggies, and proteins, this will help calm your cravings during Christmas dinner.
If your family is still deciding on what to have for Christmas dinner, suggest healthy and nutritious items for the dinner, such as salad or steamed vegetables.
Have small snacks every three hours after breakfast. Celery sticks with peanut butter, almonds, and fruit are great choices.
Keep an eye on your portions; easy portion control, portions should be the size of your fist. Your first serving has to be the healthiest one; for this, choose salad, veggies, and protein. It’s best to fill up on healthy food and go from there.
Drink water throughout the day; aim for 6 glasses in total. Natural juices, such as grape or orange, are ideal too.
Have a cup of tea after dinner. Tea has many antioxidants that will decrease your cravings for more dessert and will also help your metabolism.
Let us know in the comments below how you plan to stay healthy this Christmas dinner.