Most of us tend to overeat or go on eating binges during the holidays. It can be very hard to stay in control of our habits when it’s time for celebration!
The last month of the year are always a struggle for some people to stick to their eating plan. The first thing to remember is that December is a holiday season.
This means that you might find yourself under the influence of food. During this time of the year people tend to overeat, which can lead to weight gain. The second thing to remember is that in the month of December we are usually close to Christmas so we tend to spend more money on gifts, which means we tend to eat more.
Finally, the holiday season is the time where we normally go on vacation, which means that we tend to eat more.
We all know how hard it is to keep eating healthy during the holidays. It can be really hard to stick to a good diet plan. But with some tricks and tips from Atlas Chiropratic Care, you can eat healthier while enjoying the holidays!
Introduce the idea of eating healthy during the holidays
During the holiday season, many people gain weight because they overeat and don’t exercise. The problem is that while the holidays are an excellent time to reward yourself, they are a terrible time to reward yourself by eating unhealthy food.
It’s easy to fall into unhealthy eating habits, such as overeating and eating too much sugar. However, there is one way to counteract these temptations and eat healthier during the holiday season: the right dieting habits for the month of December.
A new study showed that if people adopt specific eating habits for a month, they’ll be more likely to keep those habits throughout the year.
The solution: Eat healthy food during the holidays. Make healthy eating a habit during the holiday season. When you’re feeling stressed, you can reach for a piece of fruit, prepare a fresh green salad or some nuts instead of a bag of chips. Healthy eating is easier than you think.
Review the concept of Holiday Nutrition: It’s all about moderation and balance
Here are some common nutrition mistakes people make at the holidays: They overdo it on foods and drinks they consider to be indulgent. They skip meals. They don’t drink enough water. They eat too much sugar and too many carbs. They eat too little fiber and protein. And they eat too much salt and refined sugars.
While many people think of the holidays as a time of indulgence, there are healthy eating strategies that can help you maintain your weight during the season.
Eating the right amount of food on any given day is the key to weight management.
However, there are four specific diet changes you can make over the holiday period. 1) Cut back on sweets: Don’t let yourself fall victim to holiday cookies and sweet treats.
It may seem like a good idea to indulge on a daily basis, but this often leads to overindulgence on weekends.
2) Increase your water intake: Drink a minimum of six to eight glasses of water per day.
Make small lifestyle changes that will have a big impact
There’s a lot of conflicting advice about what the ideal diet for us humans is. While some nutritionists insist on sticking to a certain diet or diet plan for the entire year, others believe there is no one perfect diet and instead advise making gradual changes to your daily eating habits.
Either way, December is a month when people start thinking about getting healthier, which is why it’s an ideal time to adopt new eating habits.
Have some fun with the season
We all know that the end of the year means New Year’s resolution time. Well, what if we told you that if you adopted the right eating habits during December, you’ll not only have a healthier New Year, but you’ll also be healthier for the next year and the year after that?
Of course, we know that January is the month to start anew, but the truth is that you could adopt some healthy eating habits in December and reap huge rewards in the coming months.
One of the many ways to make a New Year’s resolution stick is to keep a diary. I mean, let’s be honest – who doesn’t love a good food diary? So why not make it a bit more fun and adopt a new eating habit for the month of December?
Write down your favorite foods of the year and what makes them so special. Think about what you ate during the holidays and what made them so memorable. Write about all the indulgences you took part in – those holiday parties, trips to the mall and restaurant.
The next time you head out to a new place or hit the buffet line at work, write down everything you ate and if it’s something you’d like
Enjoy delicious food
While eating healthier isn’t necessarily difficult, it is very often a process. It is easier to change some habits than others. The first step to a healthier diet is to adopt healthier eating habits and include delcious healthy food.
Decide what type of eating habits you want to adopt in the next month. For example, you could decide to eat only healthy snacks for a week, eat breakfast every day, drink plenty of water, eat a salad every day, eat fruits and vegetables twice a day, and take a daily walk.
Find out if you need a holiday nutrition plan and what it will entail
According to a recent study by Nutrition Journal, nearly 50 percent of Filipinos do not meet their daily goals for fruit and vegetable intake. Furthermore, just 15 percent of Filipino adults eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day, even though they know that a diet high in fruit and vegetables is associated with many positive outcomes, including lower risks for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Learn how to prepare healthy foods for the holidays.
Some people may have trouble keeping up with their holiday eating habits because of how busy they’re always on the go. Others might get excited at the idea of all the fun food they’ll be eating during the holidays and end up overeating.
Either way, it’s not a good idea to take a break from healthy eating during the holidays. While there will be many parties, shopping trips, and events to attend during the holidays, it’s easy to gain weight if you don’t pay attention to your diet.
But not to worry, we’ve at Atlas Chiropractic Centre for Health got your back! With our tips, you’ll be on your way to having a healthy holiday season and an even more healthier and balanced life in 2023!
For the best nutritional advice, please do give us a call at +63 (0) 960-811-5931 and visit Atlas Chiropractic Clinic for a chiropractic treatment or find more information on our website https://atlaschiro.ph/