|sip a broth-based soup before dinner|
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Forbes Living TV on How to Enjoy the Holidays and Not Gain Weight
It is estimated that the average American gains five pounds from Christmas to New Year’s. Forbes Living TV shares tips to enjoy the holidays without gaining (too much) weight.
It is the most wonderful time of the year when the homes are filled with sweet treats and sumptuous meals. The holiday season is when people proudly want us to try their goodies, offer us fat and calorie-laden eggnog and cheerfully encourage us to partake in alcohol. How does the health-minded person make it though the one week when most people gain weight?
Before visiting someone’s home, drink plenty of water and maybe even have a small cup of broth-based soup. This helps us feel fuller sooner and we’re less tempted to overeat later.
Pour wine with the glass on the table and not in the hand. Also, use a more narrow wine glass and fill it only half full.
Nibble on appetizers. Eat less of them and take your time.
Stand way from buffet tables. The farther away you are the less chance of casually snacking on everything offered. Socialize instead.
Forbes Living also suggests taking 30 minutes for yourself every day to relax and de-stress. Take a bath, read a book or get a massage. You’ll feel better and will be less likely to indulge in fatty comfort foods.