It’s that time of year again! Holiday parties, meals and the inevitable weight gain that leads to a New Year’s resolution to lose the extra pounds you packed on are rapidly approaching.
This year, arm yourself with some simple tips and take a healthier approach to how you eat during the holiday season.
- Control portions. You don’t have to deprive yourself. Your favorite foods are still delicious even if you eat less of them. Take the time to enjoy every bite knowing there won’t be an endless supply.
- Think ahead. Have something healthy to eat before you go for the bad stuff. You’ll be more satiated and less likely to turn low-blood sugar into a high-calorie bonanza.
- Be mindful. Are you distracted while eating? While talking to your co-worker at the holiday party, did you count how many bites of cake you took?
- Embrace technology. With so many free apps and websites available, we can manage food diaries, count calories and even get tips on healthy food choices.
With these simple tips, you can avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain. Best of luck and happy holidays from your friends at Curtis Health!