How to Start Prepping Your Diet Plan for the Holiday Season

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 vegetables.

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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