Holiday Friendly Dieting
With the holidays right around the corner, it is extremely hard to stay on track if you’re trying to cut back. You’ve got tons of holiday parties while attempting to maintain that bikini bod (or if you’re like me trying to get it in the first place). While I still don’t understand why all of the best things in life make you fat, here are some tips on how to diet during the holidays.
It’s all about moderation! Don’t cut out the stuffing or pie, because let’s be real it’s too good to say no to. Giving yourself smaller portions of high calorie foods is a good way to get the satisfaction along with not adding unnecessary calories.
Don’t eat pie for breakfast (I’M TALKING TO YOU MOM). It’s so tempting because it literally calls your name and it’s so hard to say no. Try hiding it from yourself or if you have a refrigerator in the garage, put it in there so it’s more difficult to get to. Instead of the pie, have oatmeal with sugar free syrup, blueberries and sprinkled cinnamon, I promise it will curb your appetite for hours and won’t make you have eaters-remorse.
Try to keep the healthiest foods at your own home, but give yourself some grace at parties. You’ve got snacks, alcohol and sweets. All of which are fine if you only have one but we most likely won’t do that. A trick to help you is to eat beforehand so you’re not starving during the festivities. If you’re looking for a buzz without the calories, drink vodka with water and a splash of cranberry. This drink will also keep you hydrated so you won’t wake up the next morning feeling like you got hit by a semi-truck.
I hope these tips are helpful and that your taste buds enjoy the holidays.
Happy holidays (dieting)!