The holidays are getting closer and closer as days passes by. It cannot be help as a lot of reunions, party, celebrations would takes its place. You can’t just always skip meals and say “no” to these kinds of events that only happens once in a year. It is also not so wise to always deprive yourselves with the food you eat.. It is okay to eat the foods you want from time to time – obsessive eating is one thing you might need to consider.
We do not want to abuse our body by over-eating too much wouldn’t we?
Unfortunately, everything will be a form of habit. The more celebrations there is – the more we get used to the food that we eat. As you eat more, it becomes a lifestyle and a pattern of what you will be eating in the weeks and months ahead. Unless you are a vegetarian or someone who follows a specific diet program, it would be really hard to cope on the holiday cravings we might encounter.
So here are some ways where you can control yet still satisfy your holiday cravings:
Tip # 1. Always make sure you have a bottle of water with you or at the very least, make sure you never forget to drink more water rather than sodas, juices and cocktail drinks, etc.. Keep in mind that to stop any sugar cravings – water therapy is always the solution so never take this lightly!
Tip # 2. If you love chocolate, switch to dark chocolates! It has less sugar and calories and you’d find yourself feeling full – cravings will gradually stop naturally, too. Plus, it has a lot of benefits and aids to weight loss as well!
(I did a blog entry about dark chocolates and how it helps in losing weight, if you haven’t read about it – now’s your chance to do so! > click here! )
Tip # 3. Munching on junk foods is one of the fastest way to gain weight but there is an alternative – which is having some chips and salsa as a snack. I highly recommend having Zanuy Tortilla Nacho Chips and a Natural Chunky Salsa for a better combination (like what you see on the image above).
It’s made of made with stone ground corn, 200 grams a pack and has only 517 calories. Though that may already sound big to you – other tortilla chips would even go exceeding 1000 calories in a 200 gram size of chips. Just because it’s suitable for vegetarians doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good – trust me, it does. You’d be surprised that there are food that actually taste good even when it’s all natural and healthy! Well, there always are foods like that.. we aren’t just fully aware of it.
Tip # 4. Don’t forget that it pays to eat up fruits and vegetables. It’s a good alternatives to sweets, it has a lot of health benefits and will never make you gain weight at all.
Eating apple as an alternative to your dinners makes you feel so full you might not eat any for dinner at all – because of much fiber an apple has.
Drinking a lot of water before eating or having a banana before any meal is a good habit to start as it not only improves digestion but also boosts up your metabolism.
It is actually one of the easiest way to lose weight gradually, the healthy way!
(Yes, it’s true.. it’s even called the Banana Diet, popular in Japan!)
Banana Diet Menu Plan:
One or more bananas (eat as many as you need)
One glass of luke warm water
One or two Bananas
Meal of choice
A small sweet snack is allowed if hungry at around 3pm
Meal of choice but it must be consumed before 8pm.
Hope in a way this can help everyone out.
Happy Holidays, Enjoy!