The holidays are just around the corner and we all know what that means. Food. As our families gather together around the table for Thanksgiving lunches, Christmas dinners and everything sweet in between, the pounds add up with each deliciously filling bite. With a solid month before the eating commences, it’s a good idea to start thinking about how to eat smart and healthy going into these seasons of plentiful kitchen pantries.
Eating Before the Holidays
Most of us are willing to admit that we over-indulge when it comes to eating during the holidays. Why not watch what you eat before the holidays so that when the big dinners and parties come around you can afford to go after a bigger slice of pie or a second helping of mashed potatoes. Start eating better now and save yourself the guilt of eating badly later. This option might work for some people, but for most of us, a lifestyle of moderation will always be a better and healthier option.
For those of us in the “everything in moderation” category, holiday eating is all about self-control. You know there will be cookies, pies and drinks everywhere you turn during the holidays at friend’s homes and office parties. It’s not bad to enjoy these little treats, just make sure not to over do it. Have that slice of pie, but only have a small slice. Have a drink, but only have that one. This way you are still enjoying the goodies that everyone else is, but you won’t get home and feel like your pant buttons are about to bust off.
Get Out. Be Active.
There are so many reasons to get out and be active with your friends during the holidays. Parties, seeing Christmas lights and general merriment are around every corner. Don’t limit yourself from these activities because you’re afraid of splurging. Take the time before we jump into the holiday season to prepare yourself and you’ll enjoy everything so much more.