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Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

When the holidays arrive, many people forget all
about their diets and healthful intake. Weight
gains of 7 – 10 pounds are common between
Halloween and Christmas. To make the holidays
simpler, these tips will help you with healthful
intake through the season and not gaining weight.
Most traditional foods can be made low stout.
Turkey is very lean without the skin, and gravy
can be made without any stout. Potatoes that are
served without butter can be very healthful. The
beloved pumpkin pie is nourishing, although it
can be made into a fatty dessert with the adding
of whipped cream.
Even though the holidays are in, don’t forget
about the exercise. Keeping weight off during
the holiday season is burning off the extra
calories. You should plot a walk after meals,
park farther from stores when you shop, and
take a few walks around the mall before you
start shopping.
During holiday parties and at family dinners,
feel free to sample foods although you shouldn’t
splurge. Choose on what you plot to eat in
advance, then stick to your plot. Eat plenty
of vegetables, fruit, low stout dressings, and
slices of lean meats. Before you go to a party,
eat a small snack to help curb your appetite.
If at all possible, avoid alcohol. Having too
many drinks can cripple your will power, and
also add excess calories to your diet. In the
place of alcohol, drink water with lemon. Water
can help to limit your appetite and keep you
from binging. Also make sure to avoid eggnog,
as each glass can have up to 300 calories.
Be flexible with your healthful intake, as one terrible
meal won’t ruin your diet. Try to balance your
calories over a few days and don’t just look at
one meal or day.