Let’s face it, Healthy Holidays is not a title, it’s a contradiction in terms! Despite all the tips and tricks you will find on the Internet, eating healthy food during Christmas season is almost impossible, let alone losing weight. The only strategy is damage control!
Here you will find 5 fun and easy tips for the upcoming holidays (brace yourselves!):
1. Eat Before a Christmas party
Always eat normally on the day of a party. People who skip meals to save up calories tend to overeat everything in sight once they get there! Start with a nourishing breakfast, have a light lunch, then a small snack or salad shortly before the event.
2. Bring your own food
Make sure to bring something you can indulge in to a Christmas gathering. Maybe it won’t be the most tasty dish at the party, but at least you will be sure to avoid food poisoning!
3. Avoid Red
According to a new theory, all famous fast food brands use the color red in their logos and around their stores because it revs up people’s appetites, making them hungry, which therefore makes them more likely to enter the store and then buy more food while they’re in there. Next time you see red, run!
4. The “favourite jeans” test
Zip yourself into your favourite pair of slim-fitting pair of jeans once a week and note how they fit. Too tight? Adjust your eating and exercise habits. Just right? Good work!
5. The sugar-free mint or chewing gum
When you’ve had enough and don’t want to eat more, the feeling of a fresh sugar-free mint or chewing gum could help you prevent additional noshing.
#HealthyHolidays from NOBA!