The holidays are full of family, friends, great food, and great memories. However, the season also comes with parties, eating and chaotic schedules. It is easy to get a little lax on the healthy eating that we typically maintain. The indulgent in the decadent recipes that adorn the Diwali, Christmas and the New Year tables may not follow the diets we stick to the rest of the year. Below we have shared 5 healthy eating habits for the holidays that can help you have be able to stay mentally and physically healthy throughout the season
Moderation will be your redeeming quality during the holiday season because you will be much happier and feel better the next day if you resist the temptation of overeating. Eat slowly so your body can digest and signal that is full and only go back for seconds if you are still hungry. Sweets are fine in moderation. If you are going to indulge, enjoy, and limit yourself to a small quantity. Eat fruits and cut up vegetables or other healthy snacks before attending a holiday party or meal to avoid overeating while you are there.
Start the day right with a healthy breakfast
Breakfast is very important to stay fit and healthy for the longer period. It provides the necessary fuel to the body and brain after an overnight fast. You can find healthy alternatives to your favorite breakfast dishes that are just as good as your breakfast options during the non-festive seasons. This will help with ensuring that you have healthy eating habits for the holidays
Slow Down During Meals
Holiday foods might make us eager to eat; a key tip to staying healthy over the holidays is to slow down during mealtime. Science has proven that eating slowly can give our stomachs enough time to send the hormonal signal to our brain telling us that we are full, which will stop us from accidentally overeating. This can help us maintain better portion control as a result and prevent constipation from overeating.
Eat Homemade Foods Instead of Processed Foods
Homemade food ensure that you are eating healthier. Processed foods on the other hand are full of excess salt and sugar that you can avoid by making the dishes yourself. Reduce your sodium and sugar intake by making your own holiday delicacies from scratch. Making the food from scratch will also make you much more aware of what you are eating and when, giving you more control and awareness in the end. This will ensure that you have healthy eating habits for the holidays.
Remember To Hydrate Efficiently
It can be easy to forget to drink water during the holiday as you have a wide array of drinks. Remember that water is always the best option to keep you hydrated and energized. Ensure you maintain 8 glasses of water a day.
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