The holidays are a time for gathering of families and friends, office parties and outings.
It can be a wonderful and also a stressful time of the year when you are trying to stick to a healthy lifestyle. But do not despair by following a few tips, it is possible to enjoy holiday treats and still maintain a healthy eating lifestyle.
Eat regular meals, avoid skipping meals which can lead to overeating. Stick to your normal eating habits and routines.
Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water. Try drinking a full glass of water right before a meal. Try a water infusion with cranberries, or strawberries and cucumbers. Refreshing and great source of vitamin C, K. Helps boost your metabolism as well.
Try eating a protein snack, hard boiled eggs for example or a handful of nuts before a holiday meal.
Think in colors, eat colorful items, berries, fruit, greens- Think " eat the best and leave the rest".
Don't feel guilty, enjoy your favorite holiday meals and treats in moderation. Be kind to yourself, eat mindfully, don't rush, savor the tastes and favors of the food.