This is the busiest time of year, what busy mom has time for healthy eating? Well, check out these tips for healthy holiday eating to help you through. These are 5 tips for healthy holiday eating.
When the holidays arrive, many people forget all about their diets and healthy eating. Weight gains of 7 – 10 pounds are common between
Halloween and Christmas. To make the holidays easier, think about a functional fitness program for busy moms to bridge the gap and these tips will help you with healthy eating through the season and not gaining weight.
If you are just starting to learn about healthy eating start with my article Starting Your Journey With Nutrition for some insights.
Busy Mom Tip 1:
Most traditional foods can be made low fat. Turkey is very lean without the skin, and gravy can be made without any fat. Potatoes that are served without butter can be very healthy. The beloved pumpkin pie is nutritious, although it can be made into a fatty dessert with the adding of whipped cream.
Busy Mom Tip 2:
Even though the holidays are in, don’t forget about the exercise. Keeping weight off during the holiday season is burning off the extra calories. You should plan a walk after meals, park farther from stores when you shop, and take a few walks around the mall before you begin shopping.
Busy Mom Tip 3:
During holiday parties and at family dinners, feel free to sample foods although you shouldn’t splurge. Decide on what you plan to eat in advance, then stick to your plan. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, low-fat dressings, and
slices of lean meats. Before you go to a party, eat a small snack to help curb your appetite.
Busy Mom Tip 4:
If at all possible, avoid alcohol. Having too many drinks can cripple your will power, and also add excess calories to your diet. In the place of alcohol, drink water with lemon. Water can help to limit your appetite and keep you from binging. Also make sure to avoid eggnog, as each glass can have up to 300 calories.
Busy Mom Tip 5:
Be flexible with your healthy eating, as one bad meal won’t ruin your diet. Try to balance your calories over a few days and don’t just look at one meal or day.
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