Tips For Eating Healthy Over The Holidays
On average, 3,500 - 8,000 calories are consumed on Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's shocking but what's more shocking is how many minutes of exercise it takes to burn off those calories.
With the holidays approaching quickly, below are some tips to help you eat healthy during the festivities:
-Don’t skip breakfast--start your day with a healthy breakfast. You are more likely to overeat when you go to a party hungry.
-Make or bring a side dish and/or snack to ensure you have healthy options available.
-Practice portion control. Fill your plate with larger portions of healthier foods first and use a smaller plate.
-Choose healthy substitutions when possible.
-If you just can't pass up that piece of pie, cake or cookies, share with someone so you don't go overboard.
-Take time to enjoy each bite by slowly chewing your food. This way you won’t feel hungry at the end of your meal.
-Drink lots of water, especially with your cocktails and in between as well.
-Play some games-this is a great way to take the focus off of all the eating.
-Get that workout in prior to your party if you can. You will feel better, BUT be sure not to eat away the calories your burned off.
Just remember that moderation is the key to enjoying all your favorites!