Ah, it’s that time of year again. Time for beautiful holiday decorations, festive parties…and sweet treats everywhere you go. You know you shouldn’t overindulge, but it is just so tempting. Before you know it, you’ve gained weight and don’t feel so good either.
The D Word
It’s a word that no one likes to hear this time of year. You guessed it, discipline. It may feel like you’re depriving yourself but you’re preserving your health by reframing your approach to holiday eating. When you go to a party, make sure you don’t arrive hungry. If you don’t have time to have a meal or nutritious snack ahead of time, drink several glasses of water before filling your plate.
Tell yourself on the way to the party there is much more to it than just the food. Once you arrive, try to socialize with other guests, dance, or play games to keep your mind off all the goodies. When you do start eating, be sure to pace yourself. Put your fork down after every bite to give your body the chance to get the signal it’s full.
If the host serves alcohol, limit yourself to one or two drinks. This helps you avoid too many calories from the alcohol as well as the lowered inhibitions that may cause you to overeat.
You Can Even Lose Weight This Time of Year
By consciously practicing discipline, many people find they can actually lose weight over the holiday. Others find they need a little help in the weight loss area. At Optimal Health, we offer several weight loss programs that provide you with the support you need to be successful. Is one of these right for you?
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