How to Stay Healthy during the Holidays

How to Stay Healthy during the Holidays
When talking of holidays, more often than not, we think about foods. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and other celebrations will not be the same without our grandma’s specialties—prime rib, glazed ham, seafood pasta and others. Oh, how we’ve missed these and so we look forward to having a feast every year.Yes, these are the times when we tend to forget about living healthy because we focus on two things: festivity and fun. We are not aware that we can still be happy without sacrificing our body. Here are some tips to consider:

1. Yes, you can say that holidays are not the times to lose pounds—but you must at least keep your present weight. If you are guilty of increased eating, you should also increase your exercise regimen every day. You may consider doing brisk walking for 10 to 15 minutes or other routines.

2. It is not surprising that you have several parties to attend to. If you are used to skipping meals before leaving home so your tummy has ‘sufficient space’ for great food, it’s time for you to change this practice. Eat a light meal that includes whole grains and fruits. In this way, you will prevent yourself from overindulging in unhealthy or less-than-healthy foods.

3. Keep yourself busy from things other than eating. Talk with friends; mingle with other people. Make sure, however, that no food trays are near you or you may likely do an unmindful nibbling. Another technique here is to take a seat farther to keep your sight out of the buffet table.

4. Do not get anything that is in the table. Make a survey so you can choose what is hale and hearty. If you see less-than-healthy dishes, just get little servings of these and then fill your plate with fruits and vegetables. If there are smaller plates available, opt for these to avoid overeating.

5. Certainly, you are not always a guest. You will also get to host a gathering. Instead of serving everything that is appetizing, think of preparing foods that are lower in calories and fats. If you have no idea about this, try to search for scrumptious but healthy dishes over the Internet. You will be surprised to know that they are easy to cook and that they are also mouthwatering.
Holidays are times of temptation but if you are keen on living healthy, you can—and you will—find ways to stay healthy even in your days of merriment. Take these tips into consideration.

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