Now that we are in the swing of holiday season, it’s natural for us to crave more treats, sweets, and other indulgences. However, I have taken a strong stand against over indulging and giving in to these craving this year and have decided to give my all to living eating better this season. I’ve got some useful tips that can help you to have a moderate and healthy holiday season.
Reduce Your Dessert & Candy Intake
When there’s a free flow of candy and sugary delicious desserts during the holidays you’re likely to be tempted to take as much as you can. Wait. Clearly that’s unhealthy. While I won’t recommend completely cutting out on all things delicious – we have to enjoy some pie and candy canes, I will advise you to consume them in moderation. There are tons of foods that are low in carb to stay healthy.
Swap The Soda
Cutting down on the pies, cakes and chocolates is probably going to require all the self discipline you have. But I promise this next suggestion is going to be so easy. Swap the soda for something more nutritious and healthy. Rather than consume too much soda during the holiday and increase your calorie intake, you can go for water, flavored seltza water or a hot cup of tea. And if you must take something sweet, mix your tea with honey rather than sugar. Either way, you satisfy your craving for something sweet without undermining your health.
Go For Healthy Snacks
This may be a tough one because snacking is an integral part of the holiday season. This may make it difficult to watch what you snack on. However, rather than snack on packaged snacks with the potential to put your health at risk, grab the fruits and veggies as often as you can. I’m not saying snack on fruits and veggies all day, but it’s all about balance, right? After you enjoy a large gluttonous holiday meal don’t go for seconds instead grab some fresh fruit, a handful of nuts or hit up the veggie plate.
Go For Easy And Fast Breakfast
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day and I hardly every skip it. Always go for a meal that is easy and fast to prepare while you consider how to make it healthy. You can always make berries or fresh fruits a part of your breakfast so that you can have the needed essential nutrients. I love a fresh smoothie in the morning and I always travel with a Kind fruit and nut bar so that I can munch it whenever I want to snack.
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Use Less Butter
For those who are likely to do a lot of baking this season, you may find this hard to believe. However, despite how hard it is, you can save yourself a lot of calories, fat and more by reducing the quantity of butter you use while baking. You can do this by using ½ a cup of Greek yogurt with the same quantity of butter for each cup of butter you need for baking. This will reduce your butter intake without reducing the delicious taste of whatever you are baking. You can also replace butter with coconut oil if you’re looking for a vegan alternative and/or are using a stove.
The holiday season is a great opportunity to have the best of time. You can enjoy yourself in the spirit of the holiday. Nevertheless, watch out what you consume. If you do, you won’t overindulge yourself during the holiday while you still have a blast. That way, you will enjoy your holiday while you stay healthy.