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Challenge Accepted: Staying Healthy For The Holidays

Something big and fun is coming up soon. Yep, you thought that right – Christmas. It’s a season of plenty and the time again to struggle staying healthy for the holidays. 

Roast turkey, ham, Christmas pudding are just some of the top meals served in every American table during Christmas dinner. That said, it’s easy to indulge in the foods served during holidays especially if they’re unhealthy. If you’re aiming to eat healthy, it’s not impossible to resist such temptation. If however, you were not able to keep up with your meal plans – don’t be upset about it, it’s not good for your mental health.

Do not limit yourself to enjoy this holiday. Balance is always key. Here are some doable tricks  to do so.

 

Maintain Weight, Not Lose.

Go easy on losing weight during holiday feasts. A Christmas dinner is obviously not a perfect time to begin a diet regimen #realtalk.

 

Savor The Flavors

India believes in a holistic and medicinal system to get healthy. They call it the Ayurveda.  In Ayurveda, it is considered healthy to chew food slowly because it aids in a strong digestive system. According to experts, eating fast slows down that feeling of “fullness.” For this reason, you may tend to eat more than what is enough which leads to unwanted weight gain.

Chewing slowly can be fun by minding the flavor of the spices and meat. This can be a great way to exercise your taste buds. Not into cooking? Well, you may just find out how excellent your taste buds are which is essential in cooking. New hobby unlocked!

 

Be Mindful Of Serving Sizes … If Possible, Use A Smaller Plate

Using a smaller plate tricks our mind that we’ve already had enough which in turn sends signal to our stomach that we are already full. Practice self-discipline by eating to satisfy our well-being, not to make it uncomfortable. you  

 

Encourage The Family

Sticking to a healthy lifestyle is easier when you have people around you who does the same. Perhaps the easiest way to resist the temptation of overeating is by preparing meals that would healthy to begin with.

 

Stay Hydrated

When dehydrated it gives a mixed signal for hunger. It helps to keep yourself hydrated before you try indulge in holiday feasts.

 

Don’t stress about losing weight during the holidays. You can enjoy yourself and still know your limitations anyway. Just read through this list when the time comes to help you with staying healthy for the holidays! Bon appétit!

 

Kate B. Forsyth is a writer for Be Healthy Today, who specializes in health and nutrition. Her passion is to help people get an overall transformation of health that lasts a lifetime. In her blog posts, she goes beyond research by providing health-concerned citizens doable and simple tricks to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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