This period of the year is one of the trickiest when it comes to food.
Everything turns around celebrations, food and alcohol. If you usually have a tendency to overeat, chances are that this period won’t be very relaxed and balanced for you.
I know what it is. I’ve been there. I used to abuse my body outrageously with food. But I also know that you deserve better than going to bed feeling totally stuffed and waking up feeling sluggish and low in energy each time you will have dinner with friends and family.
This kind of behaviours won’t help you to enjoy this special period of the year to its fullest and I know you deserve to make the most of it!
That’s why I wanted to share with you my best tips to make healthy choices over the holiday period while enjoying every minute (and bite) without depriving yourself from what you really like.
So here is how to stop overeating over the holiday season:
Your body is composed of over 70% of water. So it’s important to stay well hydrated. Also, thirst doesn’t appear like thirst straight away. You will first feel mild hunger before feeling thirsty. That’s why it’s important to drink a lot of clean filtered water.
Stick with your healthy morning routine
Being careful to stick with your healthy habits will help you digest properly and feel great all the time. Start your days with a cup of hot water with a dash of fresh lemon juice upon waking up to help clean your body from the inside. Then keep sipping your green juices as much as you can throughout the day. This will help your body detoxify and get nourished.
Be aware of sugar loaded foods
The Christmas period is abundant in highly sugary and fatty foods. So try to be aware of these ones and limit your intake. These foods are usually harder to process, digest and are bad for your general health.
But don’t be fooled. It’s not because you avoid refined sugars that you can’t enjoy a delicious healthy treat. You can find some ideas here to get you inspired.
Fill up your plate with veggies first
Always take a big portion of fresh veggies or salad before putting anything else in your plate. They are easy to digest and are packed with nutrients and vitamins. This is all you need to feel good physically, mentally and emotionally. This will also fill you up quickly and leave you with less cravings for something sweet afterwards.
Don’t starve yourself
Eat regularly and avoid restricting yourself all day long to save up for the special evening dinner. Otherwise, you will end up so hungry you will probably stuff yourself up with all the food available. Not a good option at all!
Be careful with alcohol
Alcohol contains lots of sugar and we usually tend to eat more after a few drinks. If you want to enjoy a drink, always go for the quality instead of the quantity. Choose something very nice, appreciate it and be mindful about what you are putting into your system.
Let moderation be your mantra
The secret always lies in moderation and balance. Be reasonable and listen carefully to your body signals. Always choose quality over quantity. That is the key to make healthy choices, enjoy each moment and avoid overeating.
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Your turn now! Do you have tips and tricks to avoid overeating? What are your savers? Help others by sharing your experience in the comments below.
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