Holiday eating tips
Holidays tend to be a time of indulgence – morning lie ins, meals out, cocktails etc
Whether you are away on holiday or it’s the festive season, avoid coming home with more baggage around your middle with these simple tips:
- Don’t waste your calories:
rate all foods from 1 to 10, ten being your favourite. Eat only your 8s, 9s and 10s, and leave the rest (unless that means all the fresh salads!). Food that you rate under an 8 is mediocre to you, or food that you can have any other time during the year.
- Portion control is key
Even if it is your absolute favourite food. Put a smart portion on your plate, eat it slowly and savour it.
- See your plate
When food is not piled on your plate and does not overlap, the design on your plate is visible. See your plate! It stops you from overeating.
- Take only the food you want
Don’t take what others think you should eat or “taste.” If you eat what you want, and then what others want you to eat, you’ll gain your weight and their weight, too.
- Remove yourself
or the food, allowing you to sit comfortably and enjoy conversation with your guests. Get up and get some air, because…
- Listen to your breathing.
When you sigh or begin to breathe a little deeper, your body has had enough to eat. Listen to the message your body is sending and let it guide you to realize you’ve had enough
- Plan events around physical activities.
Stop collecting calories and start burning them.
- Learn to compensate.
If you know you’re going out for a special meal when you might eat more, have a lighter meal either side of that one (but don’t arrive so hungry that you devour everything in sight)
- Revert to your regular eating patterns after the holiday.
It can be tempting to fast / cleanse after an indulgent period, but this can lead to binge eating. If you are used to fasting, then go ahead, otherwise just go back to normal.
Remember each holiday party and meal, it’s not what’s on the table that matters. It’s who’s at the table that’s important.
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