Yes, It is that season again for tons of eating and having fun! A while ago I discuss the importance of being aware of your eating habits during this holiday season. This is the season for mindless eating where defined by Wikipendia – How food psychology and the food environment influence what, how much, and when people eat. It is so important to break this kind of habit immediately before it starts. Here are some suggestions to battle mindless eating:
Eating healthy for the holidays are very important but you do not have to starve or deprive yourself from enjoying holiday eating. Cakes, pies, cookies and candy. The holidays are a time of feasting upon a variety of foods, including sweets. You don’t have to avoid all of your favorite treats during the holidays. Just remember to do portion control.
Desserts can be a part of a healthful diet when enjoyed in moderation. If you are going to
enjoy some home baked goodies, forego the piece so big you need a steak knife to cut it
and instead take just a sampling.
Also, adjust your other calories accordingly. If you’ve had or are going to have some
sweets, cut back on calories in another meal.
Don’t forget to exercise. Thirty minutes of moderate exercise every day is important to
resisting weight gain and keeping your body healthy.
It is easy to celebrate the holidays with your health in mind. With small menu changes,
you can modify traditional holiday menus to lower the calories and fat content. Your
friends and family won’t even notice the difference, except in their waistlines.