Top 10 Holiday Diet Tips
Typically I like to post healthy recipes on Wednesday but this week with Thanksgiving tomorrow I will change pace a little! I want to give you some tips on how to avoid some major catastrophic weight gain this holiday season. The concepts are simple but the temptations are large. A little self control will go a long way day-to-day and especially on the the big holidays and parties.
10. Portion Control
You can start by grabbing a smaller plate. Then only take half of what you would normally take. There will be so many options to choose from and you'll want to try many of them. Fill your plate with lots of little portions instead of lots of big portions.
9. Avoid Empty Calories
Let the list begin...Sugary drinks, Alcohol, Candies and Sweets, deserts and pastries. It's that simple fill up on the calories that do nothing for you other than add to the waist line.
8. Water, water, WATER!
For every plate consume 1-2 FULL glasses of water. It will help compete for space in your stomach and fill you up a bit faster.
7. Skip the Buns
Simple you can eat bread an butter ANY day of the year. Save room in your stomach for the turkey! Now how often to you roast a turkey at home?
6. Do NOT Fast
Fasting before a big holiday meal is only an open door invitation to over eating. And not just over eating but on food that is typically food that is high in fat, starches and sugars.
5. High Protein Fiber Meal
Yes in fact do the opposite of fast, eat a meal high in protein and fiber an hour or two before your feast. Proteins and fiber will help prepare you for THE NEXT ONE by keeping you fuller longer.
4. Do Not Gorge
Eat until satisfied not to the point of discomfort. It is important to understand that Holiday meals are not a ticket to eat as much as possible in as little time as possible. Stay in tune with your body and know when enough is enough.
3. Metabolic Workout Before and After
I know, these are supposed to be 'diet' tips but lets face the calorie burn does account for many benefits. Get your workout in or if you have a big gathering have a Turkey Day Football Game in the back yard or a local park!
2. Consume your Protein, Vegetables and Fruits FIRST!
I love this one, because it works. You can even go as far as putting them on your plate first so that there is less room for the carbs and starchy items.
1. I'll let my buddy BJ Gaddour give you his #1 tip!
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Keep an eye out for your Thanksgiving Turkey Burner workout.
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