Eating healthier Festive Tips
Eating Healthier Christmas and Festive Tips
Each year people celebrate the Christmas activities with Presents, food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The problem with Christmas it is about eating and drinking and much more, we need to think healthier. Then at the end of the day and the next, you feel like you have been there and back again. Soon it’s New Year’s Eve and after a big Christmas, it’s about losing weight, cutting back and trying to feel better. This goes with other festivities as well.
Does that sound like you?
It is said the average family will consume somewhere around 5,200 calories at dinner time which is about 10 burgers or 20 chocolate bars. Imagine adding a big lunch, snakes along the way and alcohol and fizzy drinks. Imagine the weight you’re looking at having to lose from ONE DAY? Which can take up to 4-months to burn off? Not forgetting dessert, appetizer, there can be a lot eaten on that one day. Isn’t better to be a bit healthier and not worry about the next few weeks?
Maybe this year we can do it better? Just think of these 10 things you can stop doing or cut back on and make life a little better for you and your family and friends.
There are these following 10 points which could make your Christmas just a little better
1. Sitting Down
How much of the day are you sitting around at Christmas, it could be due to snow outside or 100F/37c weather. No matter the reason, if you’re like the normal family you will be sitting and sitting and drinking and eating. Why not figure a way of keep moving? Instead of staying in the one spot walk around talking to people, get them to stand with you, go to the kitchen and ask if they need help. It might be a first, but, we need to keep the blood flowing, the body still burning those calories and feeling healthier afterward.
No matter if it is alcoholic or not, maybe one of those fizzy drinks. It’s time to add water to the diet. It will do 2 things help blood circulation, make you feel full and help flush toxins, yes there are 3 on the list. The problem with alcohol and fizzy drinks they are filled with alcohol, and even those drinks that are supposed to be healthy. Check out the contents and consider what you are really drinking.
Water is a great drink and makes you feel good. Well, your body will thank you, guaranteed, its a healthier way to think.
3. Eat Fruit
It will not kill you! Fruit is a great way to feed your hunger. It is full of nutrients that your body needs and it will help in those other things you are eating and really many do in excess. I remember one Christmas, an older lady said its Christmas. You have to eat it all up, there is plenty here. You do not need to agree. Offer to take some home for another day or suggest freezing. Your health is more important than eating too much.
4. Turn the TV off
It’s a festival day, the children have presents, new games, why not play with them or play games like charades or many other board games. Is it interesting everyone gets together just to sit around and watch TV? Enjoy the time and help your brain to do something constructive. Sure, there is nothing wrong with some TV, but, its a festive occasion and we should treat it that way.
5. Stomach Check
Did you know it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to get notification from your brain that it is full? So once you have eaten, each course, give yourself 20 minutes, with no nibbles and think. Is your body telling you, you are full and stop?
6. Food Poisoning
It is one of the big months for upset stomachs. Cook before it needs to be served not too early in the day, especially in warm climates or a warm house. Keep food covered and everything clean. The last thing you want is people to be sick from your cooking.
7. Others Need Help
Think when you’re doing all this cooking, you know there will be a bit extra. So if you have people you know who are doing it tough, why not do something special and deliver something nice for them. It is Christmas and we should be thinking of others at this time. We can’t feed everyone, but we can help someone. Christmas is special. So why not do something that will make you feel good. Even if it is an old neighbor, a sick person, why not do something nice. It will make you feel good
8. Drink and Drive
Some people have to drive and visit people. Remember it is easy to have some Christmas cheer. Remember this, be careful and be wary of what you are drinking. Even more important think of what you are eating. Some desserts do have alcohol in them and all the people, well most who add a little alcohol, let us just say we will put a little bit extra in. Remember also with everything your eating, adding a drink to the mix is not doing your stomach and other vital organs much good. Everything is working at top speed. Think before you drive. Even the next day, it can take a while for alcohol to remove from the system. Nothing worse than being pulled over and tested the next day and your still over.
9. Think Healthier
You must think of your future and how you will be each day. When you have one of these festivity days. It is easy to splurge, which is great, but, we also need to think of our body and have a healthier mindset. After all if already overweight, this is just adding to the furnace within. If you have some problems internally, a festive meal like many have is not the right alternative. Don’t worry about what others think. You need to think of your health
There are many ideas above and not saying be a total health freak. What you need to think about is what your body needs and not what your brain thinks it needs. We all enjoy a good dinner and a good day, but also think of the next 3 or 4 months, think about your past and what you really need.
Eating big is part of the norm these days and more people are suffering from overweight, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. Think carefully about what you do and how you do it.
More importantly, have a fantastic day and enjoy the festivities, just please don’t overindulge.
Life is about enjoying to a point tomorrow won’t suffer from it
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