The holidays are a food frenzy! Here are a few tips to help you combat the onslaught of unhealthy foods that are as a part of the holidays as gift wrap.
You deserve to enjoy every delicious holiday delicacy that comes your way this season. However, there are ways to enjoy these delicacies without the guilt. One way to do this is by controlling your portions. Opt for a small plate at the potluck or eat a large salad before taking off to a holiday party. This way, you can still indulge without guilt or an upset stomach.
For many, the holidays mean a little more time off work than usual. Take this opportunity for a mid-morning jog or even hit the gym to even out your holiday food indulging. This will allow you to effectively burn off the excess calories. Not to mention, getting into a habit of exercise before the start of a new year can’t hurt either.
Skim over your grandma’s famous cookie recipes and try to discover creative alternatives to ingredients high in calories or saturated fat. For example, plant-based butters are healthier and even comparative in taste to conventional butter. Coconut milk whip cream is a definite contender to its dairy counterpart.