Have a Healthier Holiday’s
Thanksgiving and Christmas is magical time of the year when we show the love of Christ to our family, friends, coworkers, and special people in our lives. Last year, many families could not spend time together, so that this Thanksgiving and Christmas will be even more special.
Everyone wants to enjoy the holidays and not go crazy eating foods that set you up for weight gain or exacerbate health conditions affected by the foods you eat. So this year, set a goal to avoid the traps of overeating and not eat candy, cookies, cakes, and foods you will face this holiday season.
We start the holidays with Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s not the healthiest meal, but it’s oh so good. By implementing certain tricks to make some of your favorite foods healthier and forgo the uncomfortable turkey, dressing, and ham-induced food coma, on the couch or being balled up in a corner somewhere a thing of the past.
Christmas is by far one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. Homemade cookies, candy, and all sorts of goodies bombard us for weeks leading up to December 25th, then we get together with our loved ones and friends and enjoy the holiday with some of our favorite foods.
As you wake up on these holiday mornings, begin with the mindset that you’re going to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner so that you will be less likely to stuff yourself at the big meal, says Willow Jarosh of C& J Nutrition. You don’t want to deny yourself on this day. So go ahead and eat, but do it more mindfully.
Whether you’re serving your own portions, or you’re at the mercy of Aunt Betty passing out plates piled high with some of everything, make informed decisions and set a strategy about some of your favorite dishes.
Strategies for healthier Holiday Eating
You can celebrate the holiday and spend time with family and friends. However, there is no reason you can’t enjoy healthier holidays without feeling deprived and guilty.
Enjoy life and enjoy your holidays and Happy New Year~Melesha.