Keeping the Holiday Pounds Away
With only 16 days until Thanksgiving and then another 4 weeks after that until Christmas, we know what’s coming; parties, fun, gift exchanges, and of course, FOOD!
It is almost impossible to avoid all temptations of delectable treats during the holidays. Whether you have that ONE FOOD that you wait all year to have, or you have a grandma who won’t rest until you’re stuffed like the turkey, you’re gonna have to eat. But, there are a few tips to help you minimize holiday eating guilt.
First, when you arrive at an event, make a plate filled with healthy, non processed choices such as fruits, nuts, and cheeses. These good proteins will help you fill up and make you less likely to gorge on cookies and cakes.
Another tip is to make sure you eat regular meals on days you know you will be having treats later. Some people like to go the opposite way, and eat little to nothing leading up to the party they will be attending, trying to “save calories” for the sweets they plan to have. In my opinion, going to a party starving ensures you will be ravenous and overeat the first things you see! Have good meals or even a meal replacement shake made with Keto protein powder. Ketond makes many delicious flavors of shakes.
Finally, it is important that you do let yourself have a little of whatever it is you are craving. By having a small portion of the holiday treat you desire, you will savor what you are eating all the more, and you won’t feel like you are depriving yourself of anything.
The next several weeks will be filled with joy! Let yourself partake without guilt.