Simple Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating posted on November 25, 2014 healthy holiday eatingholiday eating tips Share this Post Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus Simple Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating It’s that time of year again! We all love the homemade food and baked goods during the holiday season, but is there a way to enjoy the holiday without overdoing it? The biggest key to success in the holiday season is trying to stay in your normal routine as much as possible!These basic tips will help you throughout the holiday season and the day of a big meal! Tips for Holiday Season: Manage your stress Take Adrenal Essentials Keep perspective: Don’t stress yourself out if every little thing is not done on time or to your liking. Focus on the most important aspects. Deep breathing Get organized ahead of time. Make a plan and do as much ahead of time as possible. Don’t Break Routine Go to bed at the same time, and wake up at the same time. Remember to exercise Try to maintain your regular diet and eating schedule. Drink Plenty of Water Limit sodas, alcohol, other beverages Water will help maintain your energy level Drink throughout the entire day Exercise Include more exercise, even if you do not already. Helps reduce stress by increasing endorphins and serotonin in the brain Walk the dog, walk more when shopping, take the stairs, etc. Sleep Take Essential Sleep Support if you are having trouble Force yourself to get adequate amounts Consume Plenty of Protein Do this both before and during holidays Consume Plenty of Fiber Apples, pears, nuts Help keep you regular and fuller longer Limit Carbohydrates Do this before and during holidays Will make you feel tired Tips for the Day of the Holiday: Consume fat burning foods Grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, papaya, apples, pears Green Tea Do Not Skip Meals Don’t “save up” for a big meal You will overeat Make/Bring Vegetable or Fruit Tray or Salad Have healthy options for your guests or offer to bring it if going somewhere else High fiber foods will help stabilize your blood sugar Portion Control/Food Choices Limit gravy Limit stuffing Plate should consist of more protein and vegetable Don’t gorge or overeat – listen to your body Drink Plenty of Water Drink or pulse water throughout the day Drink water before and during meals Limit alcohol and sodas – will increase fluid retention and are wasted calories Exercise Try to include a quick 15 minute walk or exercise routine that day Avoid Bread There are enough carbohydrates in this meal, do not waste it on eating bread! Eat Slowly Enjoy your food, talk with family and friends, etc. Strictly limit simple carbohydrates and sugars before the meal Maybe start this in advance and you will feel better about having that piece of pie for dessert!