When the holidays arrive, many of us fforget about their diets and healthy eating habits. People often gain 7 to 10 pounds between Halloween and Christmas. Hopefully, the following suggestions will help you maintain a healthy diet and minimize weight gain throughout the holiday season.
- Most classic foods may be made low fat; for example, without the skin, turkey is relatively lean, and gravy can be made without any fat. Potatoes served without butter can be quite nutritious. Although the popular pumpkin pie is healthful, it may rapidly become a fattening dessert when topped with whipped cream.
- Even though the holidays are upon us, don't forget about exercise; it's a sure-fire method to stay in shape during the holidays by burning off those extra calories. After meals, go for a stroll, park farther away from stores when shopping, and take a few laps around the mall before you start shopping. Or try one of the simplest workouts for staying in shape: hold a "Plank" position for 30 seconds and work your way up to 2 minutes; you'll notice a change quickly.
- Feel free to sample new cuisines during holiday parties and family dinners, but don't overindulge; remember, it's a joyous time of year, so eat what you want, but in moderation. It's always a good idea to plan ahead of time what you'll eat and stick to it. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as low-fat dressings and lean meat cuts. Use a smaller plate than your stomach can handle. Before heading to a party, have a small snack to keep your hunger at bay. We may be prejudiced, but we think our Tiger Nuts are the best snack for "filling up" and curbing your appetite.
- If at all possible, stay away from alcohol. Drinking too much can weaken your resolve and add extra calories to your diet. Water with lemon can be substituted for alcohol. Water can help you control your appetite and avoid overeating. Also, stay away from eggnog, which can contain up to 300 calories per glass. Or if you would like to splurge, you could make a traditional Spanish Tiger Nuts Horchata drink, from our raw Premium Organic Tiger Nuts, here’s a link on how to make it: https://tigernutsusa.com/blogs/recipes/how-to-make-horchata-using-traditional-premium-organic-tiger-nuts
When it comes to healthy eating, remember that one lousy meal won't wreck your entire diet, so enjoy the Holidays but keep an eye on your waistline.