The holidays are wonderful for many reasons. There’s a different spirit in the air, time seems to slow down and we all make an effort to catch up with family and friends. However, for people trying to stay healthy, the holidays can be a challenge. Traditionally, these meals are high in fat and full of sugar. So, what can you do to combat this? Here are 4 tips for eating healthy during the holidays.
Before you start celebrating, snack on healthy foods that will fuel your body. This will help keep you full and avoid the crash that can come with over-indulging on unhealthy food. You’ll feel better and you won’t find yourself glued to the table with your plate instead of socializing.
Bring a dish
Make one of your favorite dishes and bring it to that holiday party! That way, if you find yourself struggling to stop eating all that casserole, you can swap for something that you know is healthy. Bonus: you’ll inspire friends and family to make good choices too!
Check your portion size
It really tempting to load up your plate with all the mashed potatoes and gravy you can find. However, the truth is that you can have the foods you love without destroying healthy habits. Just watch your portion size. Fill your plate with healthy foods like veggies first or use a smaller plate.
If you’ve been avoiding something like sugar or dairy, it can be difficult to deny yourself the yummy treats you’ll find at holiday parties. If you’re going to splurge, do it for something you love. Enjoy that gingerbread cookie or pumpkin pie. Letting yourself have these foods can boost your mood and give you the willpower to avoid eating for the sake of eating.
Want to skip the prep and get straight to a good meal? Check out the Forkspot app on your Android or iPhone. On the app, you’ll can find more information about restaurants and place an order in just a few taps. Many of the restaurants have healthy options to will help you stay on track this holiday season.