If you are not dieting for some type of event or aren’t in contest prep, you might consider the ‘eat everything in moderation’ philosophy. The advice and tips below will help you to not be so strict with yourself while maintaining your physique.
BOSTON, MA, November 21, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — If you are not dieting for some type of event or aren’t in contest prep, you might consider the ‘eat everything in moderation’ philosophy. This definitely does not mean that you can binge on a given day and fill your mouth with whatever you want until you feel sick. The advice and tips below will help you to not be so strict with yourself while maintaining your physique. If you need more info on how to stay healthy throughout the year, be sure to visit Consumer Health Review.
Yes for protein
Protein is definitely your friend at gatherings. It will help you to feel full and maintain and build lean muscle mass. Make sure to get a proper size serving of turkey and add a few sides as you see fit – just make sure that most of your calories come from protein. Read more about the health benefits of protein.
Limit or skip alcohol
Unfortunately, alcohol is full of empty calories – something you definitely don’t need when you’re already planning on consuming a few more calories than usual. By limiting or skipping alcohol altogether, the chance is better for you to stay lean during Thanksgiving.
As you are usually offered a wide variety of choices during Thanksgiving – you’ll have to make a few choices. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to try out every single dish and variety of pudding available. You’ll be piling up calories really quickly – so rather choose one or two special sides or desserts and stick to them.
Give yourself ten minutes
After finishing what you had on your plate, make sure to wait at least ten minutes before you head for seconds. Drink a bit of water, socialize or even go for a quick walk around the house. This will give your brain time to tell your body that you are actually full already. It often happens that after seconds we feel that we could burst or be sick – so rather give your stomach and brain some time to get on the same page to avoid overeating.
One of the best ways to stay lean over the holiday is to work out continually – especially on the day of a gathering. You won’t end up with a caloric surplus as you’ll burn off many of the calories you’ll be eating.
The full feeling can be obtained by drinking water. If you feel hungry at a gathering, make sure to drink plenty of water – it will curb your appetite and keep you hydrated.
It’s all about moderation
If you feel like having ice cream or pumpkin pie, don’t deprive yourself – rather just have a small serving in order to curb your craving. If something isn’t on your list of ‘healthy foods’ – it won’t necessarily hurt you if you only have a small portion. Just try not to overdo it.
Savor every moment
Make sure to really enjoy what you are eating. If you don’t chew your food properly or rush through your meal, it will take your body longer to digest the food (as it won’t be broken down properly) plus you’ll miss out on all the fabulous flavors. The more you savor your food and chew it properly, the sooner your brain will realize that you are full. Find out how you can lose weight with mindful eating.
Have the foods that you love and that aren’t always available such as pumpkin pie, specially sides and cranberry sauce and skip the everyday foods such as mashed potatoes, rolls and chips.
Eat before you leave
If you are hungry before you go to a gathering, the chance is good that you’ll indulge in pretty much anything that you can find. Make sure to eat something that contains fiber and protein before you leave. This will have you feeling fuller for longer and help to stunt your appetite.
Eat a lot of veggies
Fill up at least half of your plate with veggies such as a green salad, bell peppers, carrots, green beans or Brussels sprouts. Choose smaller portions of starchy veggies such as winter squashes, green peas, potatoes and corn.
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