The holidays are upon us and staying healthy during this season can be really challenging. This season can be a fun but stressful time of year and we can easily find that our normal routines get pushed to the side. It’s easy to overindulge on food and drinks and be more sedentary this time of year. However, there are still things you can do to continue your healthy eating during the holidays.
Don’t forget your fruits and vegetables: These are rich in vitamins and minerals, high in
fiber and low in calories. Make at least half your plate fruits and vegetables and fill the
remaining with whole grains, legumes, and lean meats.
Drink plenty of water: Having a glass of water before a meal, or even before
considering seconds, can reduce the amount of food you eat because your body often
confuses being hungry with being thirsty.
Slow it down: It takes around 20 minutes for our stomach to tell our brains that we are
full. Before you go up to get seconds or thirds, wait a bit and you may find out you are no longer hungry.
Don’t skip meals: Don’t save those calories for a big holiday meal. Not only can
skipping meals make you feel tired, but it can also make you overeat when you finally sit down to have a meal.
Reduce refined sugar: Limiting this intake will help preserve your immune system which is especially important with the way the last couple years have been.
Stay active: You don’t have to be at the gym to keep your body moving. Find fun ways to get yourself up off the couch whether it’s going for a walk with your family or playing in the snow.
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