The holidays are a hectic time, especially for those trying to stick to
a healthy diet and lifestyle. With so many gatherings and parties, there
are ample opportunities to be tempted into eating something you might
otherwise have been able to avoid. To avoid holiday weight gain, start
preparing yourself now and come up with a strategy that will help you
avoid overeating or overindulging.
1.Plan ahead: Whether you end up doing your own meal prep or using a service that plans
meals for you, having your food for the week planned out can help prevent
you from making bad food decisions. When you go to the grocery store,
get everything you need for the next two weeks of healthy breakfasts,
lunches, and dinners. Be sure to get a variety of veggies, fruits, proteins,
and healthy snacks, to avoid getting bored of your meals. If you think
planning three meals a day is too overwhelming, commit to planning at
least one healthy meal per day. Even one healthy meal a day can help you
avoid putting on weight during the holiday season.
2.Optimize your food: Consider combining certain foods to optimize your body’s digestive
system, which can not only help you lose weight, but boost energy levels,
eliminate gas and bloating, and reduce your toxic load. The better your
digestive system functions, the more it can focus on other things, such
as strengthening your immune system and ridding itself of toxins.
Eating fruit alone for breakfast will ferment the gut as the stomach digests
it. If you eat fruit with other foods, it can slow the digestion process
and create bloating. You should also pair proteins with greens or low-starch
3.Cook more: Oftentimes, cooking means leftovers. Your leftovers can make an excellent
healthy lunch the next day and saves you time. If you have leftover chicken,
put it on sprouted whole grain bread with some lettuce and tomatoes. You
could also separate the leftovers in Tupperware for the rest of the week,
or repurpose them into completely different dishes. The possibilities
are endless and it takes some of the guesswork out of some of your meals
for the rest of the week.
Remember that healthy eating does not have to be boring. Have fun with
your meals and stay motivated throughout the holidays by offering to cook
for friends and family. Stay focused on your overall goals and, if you
happen to slip up, do not let it derail your plans to stay healthy.
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