How to make healthy choices during the holidays

How to make healthy choices during the holidays
Wether its labor day,memorial day,Christmas day or December global holidays we all need to be healthy especially with the global pandemic. So how to make healthy choices during the holidays? Read on
“Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!” As the Christmas season approaches, many of us are gearing up for large gatherings and parties. Food, snacks, wine, and beverages… there is no better time of year to stuff yourself!

However, if you are a health-conscious individual, this article will provide you with some strategies for staying healthy this Christmas season (while everyone else gains 5 pounds!).


food and the holidays

Here are five suggestions for staying healthy throughout the Christmas season:
1. Eat Snacks Moderately — Let’s face it, snacks are plentiful throughout the holiday season (as if they aren’t all year). If you sit within arm’s reach of the snack table, you’ll have a hard time not instinctively grabbing handfuls of party mix, sweets, and the like and picking at them all day. Because I’m seated on the other side of the room, I have to make a conscious effort to get up and walk over to the food.

2. Exercising, Exercising, Exercising! – There is nothing better to do during the holiday season than exercising! Go for a quick walk around the house or block if the weather permits. If your party is in a cooler environment, you’ll be more motivated to pick up the pace and burn a few additional calories. If the weather is poor, every time you go to the restroom, do 10-20 squats, stretches, or other quick exercise. You only want to exercise enough to raise your heart rate without breaking out in a sweat. No one will know what you’re up to, and you won’t have to feel self-conscious about attempting to keep your figure.

healthy tips for the holidays
3. Eat More Healthy Items – If you add an extra scoop of veggies and fruit to your plate, you won’t have room for the other foods that are higher in calories and more likely to induce weight gain. Also, avoid greasy and fried foods (they may taste nice, but you know they aren’t good for you!)
4. Drink Plenty Of Water Throughout The Day – Water keeps your body fit. Drink plenty of water or another unsweetened liquid before, during, and after each meal. The fluids in your stomach will deceive your mind into thinking you’re not hungry, lowering your proclivity to overeat on possibly unhealthy items.

5. Eat in Smaller Servings – Instead of eating large portions of food throughout the day, try eating smaller portions throughout the day. Without a doubt, everything on the table looks delicious, and it’s all you can do not to load your plate 2-3 times so you may sample everything. A simple strategy to resist this impulse is to eat a smaller piece of the dishes you’re most interested in, especially the ones that are heavy on the waistline. Share a slice of pie or cake with your spouse, child, or another family member who is watching his or her weight.

How to make healthy choices during the holidays

Keeping healthy throughout the holiday season is as simple as maintaining healthy behaviors throughout the year. However, don’t be concerned if you gain a few pounds over the holidays. After all, the holiday season is one of the few times of year when you may actually relax!

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