Scarfing down a quick lunch and stressing over the holidays seem to be the common MO for all of us these days. Don’t let this be the holiday season of endless unhealthy food choices. I know some of you are already thinking about NEW YEAR’s resolutions. To help during the holiday season and winter season try some of these tips:
Try balancing festive meals with lighter ones and avoid overdoing the sweets. I know that’s easier said than done but if you put a plan in place it may help you keep control of your eating and drinking over the holidays. Here are a few plans that might help you through the holidays:
- Think of your appetite as an expense account and figure out how much you want to spend on drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts. You should be able to enjoy your favorite food (in sensible portions).
- Always remember to eat breakfast and don’t skip a meal. That is one of the biggest mistakes we make that can lead to overeating. If you do over do it, don’t beat yourself up. Jump back on the wagon and start again.
- Many studies have shown that keeping track of what you eat improves your ability to lose weight. Start a food journal and make yourself accountable and aware of your caloric intake. A journal gives you a reality check on how many calories you consume in a day and helps cut back on those in-between meals snacking. Start that food diary today and stop mindless eating.