Let me first just say..... I follow the 90/10 rule and holidays always fall in my 10% wiggle room but I am just like everyone else. I don't want to get on the scales and gain all of the weight I worked so hard to get off!! I have a few tips that I use just to keep a check on myself because it is very easy to go binge crazy shoving your face full of bread and chocolate. Or....is that just me?
Tip #1: Always....Always eat something at home before you attend any Holiday party or festivity
I have said it before and I will say it again....don't go anywhere hungry! If you leave your house hungry...chances of you eating something not so great or eating WAY TOO MUCH are high. I always bring a bottle of water with me anywhere I go so I can drink up on the way to the party/event. That is a great way to fill you up and beat that thirst that can sometimes show itself as hunger. I also usually eat an apple/almonds or a yogurt before I walk out the door. You can ask my husband....I don't care if I am running late or not....I always eat something or grab an apple for the road. I get hungry every few hours and I want to be prepared!! Something like a Larabar is really handy to eat on the way. If you aren't starving by the time you arrive...you are less likely to binge.
Tip #2: Bring a healthy appetizer/dish/dessert with you!
|Healthier Pecan Pie|
I love bringing fruit or veggie trays to any get-together. Wanna know why?? Because I like fruits and veggies and I know that I will have some healthy stuff to snack on instead of chips and dip! Bring a healthy dessert but don't tell people that it is healthy! Just shock them all with a delicious treat that you won't feel guilty about later. It is always nice to know that wherever you are going....you will have healthier options to eat that you know you will enjoy.
Tip ##: Choose your faves
Tip #4: Eat until you are full
Try to be mindful of when you have had enough. Sometimes you get busy chatting and mingling and you aren't paying attention to your stomach. Just try to have a seat, take your time, enjoy and then put your plate away when you are done! There will be dessert and we all know that we can't skip that part so just try to enjoy the company and stay mindful of when you are full.
Tip #5: Enjoy
Want more tips? Check out my Top 5 Tips for Staying Slim through the Holidays!