My seriously Favourite time of year!! I know I say that at almost every holiday, but for sure Christmas and New Year’s has got to be the best!!! And what’s so cool is that every one has there own family traditions! I don’t have the typical Canadian Christmas I head south for the winter lol So I have traded in my cold Christmas’ for palm trees and sunshine 🙂
In fact for Christmas eve and Christmas dinner I don’t actually cook at all, weird eh? Except breakfast on Christmas mornings 🙂 Our traditions are going out for Japanese food on Christmas eve, drinking a lot of Sake with my dad and Christmas day is spent golfing and going to a buffet for dinner lol
Everyone has something different, and that’s what makes it so fun !
Now I don’t count macros on these two days, I enjoy them for what they are FREE days! I do however drink a heep of water! To help make me feel fuller and to flush everything out 🙂 Leading to Christmas I do still watch my macros everyday!
I have come up with some tips for those of you that can help you keep focused during the holiday season, before and after the big day
Ten Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating
- Be realistic. Don’t try to lose pounds during the holidays, instead try to maintain your size.
- Plan time for exercise. Exercise helps relieve holiday stress and prevent weight gain.
- Don’t skip meals. Before leaving for a party, eat a light snack like raw vegetables or a piece of fruit to curb your appetite. You will be less tempted to over-indulge.
- Survey party buffets before filling your plate. Choose your favourite foods and skip your least favourite.
- Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed.
- Be careful with beverages. Alcohol can lessen inhibitions and induce overeating; non-alcoholic beverages can be full of calories and sugar.
- If you overeat at one meal go light on the next. It takes 500 calories per day (or 3,500 calories per week) above your normal/maintenance consumption to gain one pound. It is impossible to gain weight from one piece of pie or two
- Bring your own healthy dish to a holiday gathering.Try one of my lunch or dinner ideas! Super easy and tasty!
- Practice Healthy Holiday Cooking. Preparing favourite dishes lower in fat and calories will help promote healthy holiday eating. Incorporate some of these simple-cooking tips in traditional holiday recipes to make them healthier. Like my sweet potatoes I make with Quattro and coconut palm sugar! Lower in cals and still tasty!
- Don’t get down if you go over board! Don’t keep going on this train! take it as one over indulge and get back on track!
I hope these Holiday tips can help you 🙂 I cant wait for the holidays to begin!!!! Merry Christmas guys!
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