Christmas time is just around the corner. And as the days are counting down to the big family dinners, many of us are more concerned about our pant size than what the gifts are under the Christmas tree. Chocolates, desserts, the turkey and stuffing, this is the time where we attend the most dinners and gorge on all the tasty treats available to us. But how can you still eat the tasty treats but not gain the extra kilos? Here are some helpful tips to eating healthy during the Christmas season.
Bring a healthy dish
If you’re asked to bring a dish to a Christmas dinner or potluck, you’ll be able to control what’s in it. If you’re in charge of the soup, you can make non-cream soups which aren’t as heavy and are more healthy. At least you will have one dish that you know is made with healthy in mind.
Ease up on the trimmings
Sauces, creams, butter, nuts, it’s not the turkey that packs on the pounds, it’s you. You initially may not notice it as you’re pouring your gravy on your mashed potatoes, but these extras are what adds up around your waistband. You can still enjoy the turkey and stuffing without drenching it in creams and sauces. You want to leave the dinner with a free conscious and the feeling of being satisfied.
Don’t skip meals
For many people, they decide to skip the meals prior to the Christmas dinner so that can eat more at the dinner, due to them saving up calories. Though this may sound like a great idea, you will overeat. So, instead, have a mindful breakfast and lunch, keeping them on the lighter side. Even before the event, having a salad can fill your stomach up a bit so that you won’t binge eat at the table.
Christmas season doesn’t have to be a nightmare for you. Just be mindful of what you’re eating and don’t get distracted with all the festive decorations around each dish. Have a happy holiday and enjoy!