So you're smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and surrounded by treats galore. How on earth are you going to avoid pounding back desserts, appetizers, chips, cakes, pie and all the other scrumptious delights that will line the tables at all the festive get-togethers? Well, maybe you don't have to avoid them completely. Read on for some easy-to-follow eating tips for you to abide by this year.
Healthy Eating - Healthy Eating 101
You don't have to skirt around the snack table at all the holiday parties you attend to escape from gaining any extra pounds. Instead of loading your plate to the brim with sweets, just take a couple of items to nibble on. If there's a fruit platter around, pile your plate full of grapes, berries and melon balls instead of handfuls of gingerbread.
Healthy Eating - Tasty Alternatives
Drink fruit juice or water instead of pop or eggnog during the holidays. You can still have one glass of soda or eggnog at supper, but you should avoid chugging numerous cans of Coke throughout the holidays. Make a fruit juice punch for Christmas or New Year's and just add soda water instead of Sprite or 7-Up. It'll be a tasty alternative that everyone will want to try!
Healthy Eating - Laying Off the Sweets
Skip all the chocolates and candy that are being handed out left, right and center and grab a piece of fruit instead.
Yes, that may sound lame, but your body will thank you in the end. Remember that you can always grab a handful of dried pineapple slices too!
Healthy Eating - Avoiding Fatty Foods
For breakfasts, toast up some whole grain breads instead of your normal, white bread, or make some whole wheat pancakes.
Add a poached or scrambled egg with your toast to avoid having too many fried foods. That way, if you're totally craving a couple pieces of fried bacon, you won't have to feel so bad about indulging.
Source: The Weekend Globe