How to be a little healthier around Christmas
Around the holidays it’s easy to go overboard on food. Here are six conscious decisions to make this season.
1.Start with a healthy breakfast. Eat at least one fruit or vegetable and some protein such as eggs or nuts. This will help prevent overeating before the big meal.
- Eat a healthy snack every three to four hours throughout the day. This helps keep blood sugar levels stable and is healthier than waiting to eat one large meal.
- Load your plate with veggies first before you go for turkey, ham or primary entree. This way you don’t overload on the high calorie options and you pace yourself.
4. Bring a healthier dish to festivities, like salad or vegetable side dish. This way you can ensure there is at least one healthier option at a social gathering.
- If you drink this holiday season have some red wine with your Christmas dinner . Red wine is high in resveratrol, a phytochemical that helps fight heart disease. If you don’t drink any alcohol, try a glass of grape juice or just plain water.
- Have a cup of tea before or instead of dessert. Tea has antioxidants to help digestion and i it will make you less likely to gorge yourself on cake, pie, or other dessert options.