6 Top Tips To Navigate Holiday Eating
Staying healthy during the holidays is tough on everyone. Pressed for time and vulnerable with loaded buffet tables, sweets, cocktails and parties, the holidays can be a danger zone for healthy lifestyles. Tosca Reno shared 6 rules to battle the holiday bulge:
Eat More Not Less!
This does not mean hovering over the buffet table and grabbing anything in sight.
Know to eat 5 to 6 small meals a day by choosing lean proteins and complex carbs and by avoiding starchy, sugary, empty-calorie, industrialized and high-fat foods: This fire ups your metabolism, making you a highly functioning, fat-burning machine
Eat before heading to the party
Take a healthy tray to the party and eat off of that
Have something prepared (Popped healthy popcorn, veggies, etc.) set out and ready so when you get home it’s the first thing you see
A treat is not a cheat!
Eat non-clean foods in moderation, but you can’t beat yourself up by feeling like a failure for “cheating”
Those cookies, pie and holiday treats, enjoy the dessert, but don’t decide to then eat the entire tray or the whole carton of ice cream!
Alcohol –The other legal drug (other than sugar!)
Tosca is not going to tell you to live without it, but try and save it for special occasions
Tip: If you have three holiday parties to go to in one week, pick one of them as your “special occasion” and some sip sparkling water with a lemon) You’ll graze less on the food and feel better the next day.
And, don’t argue about the “health” benefits of wine, you can get antioxidants from unfermented berries too!
Tip: Drinking certain drinks can add up to a meal: Some of those drinks can be 1,000 calories a piece – Always alternate drink with water – Cuts down calories.. etc.
LP + CC sitting in a tree… k-i-s-s-i-n-g
An eat-clean follower knows that neither one is complete without the other – In order to experience a fat-burning, metabolism-boosting energy peak you must consume both together every two or three hours
What is LP? Chicken, turkey, salmon, White fish, egg whites, beans, nuts, and on and on..
Leftover option: Thanksgiving turkey open face sandwich on whole grain bread with cranberry sauce
Boost the system with Greens and Beat Catching the holiday bug!
Green is not just for growing, or for Christmas trees for that matter
Broccoli and brussel sprouts are good for us, but by incorporating into your daily diet it will boost your immune system and will help your body ward of that cold you just pick up by shaking so and so’s hand at the holiday party
Healthy fats, healthy fun!
There is definitely no shortage of fats around during the holidays. The trick is to choose the right ones.
Avocados (Can you say guacamole), coconut, flaxseed and pumpkin oils are some favorites – keeping your machine running smoothly, strike up your metabolic rate and make your skin glow
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