When it’s time for Santa to come around for those cookies and milk, you probably rarely think about eating healthy for Christmas. But with a little bit of effort, you can turn this holiday season into one that you won’t regret.
In this article, we’ll talk about how to have a healthy Christmas by using just a few common sense tips that will go a long way to helping you retain your current weight so your New Year’s resolution doesn’t have to be about hitting the gym.
Tips to Have a Healthy Christmas
- Substitutions are your Friend : With today’s food advances, you can substitute a lot of ingredients without losing any flavor. You’d be surprised just how many dishes use heavy cream/fatty milk, butter, an abundance of salt, sugar, etc, in their recipes.
Never be afraid to keep things healthy with low-fat milk, substitute sugars and salts, and low-fat butter subs. These few changes will make all the difference in the world when you eat your holiday meal.
- Moderation is Key :No matter what you’re eating, even the healthiest foods, it’s always best to eat in moderation. Instead of sitting down for a huge holiday dinner, you should instead try to eat smaller meals throughout the day. A small plate about every few hours is a great way to avoid overeating when you sit down for dinner.
- It’s good to be Full :Being “full” might seem contrary to a healthy Christmas in regards to weight loss, but if you’re going to someone else’s house for a party or dinner, you should never go hungry. If you’re hungry, you’re only going to eat more when you get there. But if you have snacks and smaller meals at home, you’ll be able to eat less while attending holiday gatherings.
- A Sobering Thought :Christmas might seem like the best time of year to let loose and to have fun, but that’s why most people gain weight over the holiday season. And alcoholic beverages, especially eggnog, are a huge part of that. Instead of getting boozed up this Christmas, try to enjoy some water instead of those alcoholic choices.
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