Posted on December 08, 2015 by Melanie Brown
It’s that amazing time of the year when we eat and stuff our faces. We eat for the sake of eating rather than for pure enjoyment.
The turkey is turned into turkey pie, turkey sandwiches, turkey curry and turkey soup and the list goes on.
Then we fall into a deep slumber on the settee.
But do we give a second thought to the damage the extra calories will do to our bodies? We seem to barely care about the extra pounds over Christmas.
Did you know that the UK now surpasses the United States by being at the top of the Obesity Charts? It’s about time we took some positive action to stay in shape over the holidays.
So here are my 12 tips for a healthy festive season: -
1. Cut down on the sugar – stick to fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains.
2. Say “no” to soft drinks. Avoid the fruit juices which can be quite high in hidden sugars.
3. Be aware of alcohol. As well as being dehydrating on the body, it can have a negative effect on the skin.
4. Have fibre rich foods.
5. Reduce the amount of saturated fat. Replace this with low fat dairy.
6. Remove the fat from the meat.
7. You can eat good fats such as olive oil, flax seed oil, fish and nuts.
8. Have good quality protein for example salmon.
9. When cooking, use low fat methods such as grilling.
10. Have smaller meals more often.
11. Be careful of packaged foods even if there is a label on it which says “low fat”. They often contain hidden sugars.
12. Follow these simple tips and you will have an enjoyable Christmas without worrying about the calories.
Do you care about your weight? Are you interested in maintaining, losing or putting on weight? Would you like learn the secret to good weight management?
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