Now that November is gone, the month that young and grown people love is finally here!
A lovely month, full of lighting, love and gifts!
The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg & honey is everywhere. It is the month of sweets, the last month of the year, our favorite December.
On such days, the most common question I get from my clients is:
“What are we going to eat during Christmas?”
There are many temptations at this time… Chocolate cookies, melomakarona, cookies and diples are few of the goodies that Christmas offers!
Weight gain in Christmas is a very common phenomenon.
To maintain your weight, follow your diet schedule regularly and adopt some of the following tips :
We eat moderately and not as if there is no tomorrow!
🎄 Start with a filling breakfast!
🎄Do not skip in between snacks.
🎄Pick a light meal during the evening.
🎄 On holidays, one of your daily meals is going to be “heavy”, so try getting the rest of them to be lower in calories.
🎄 Avoid snacking on food from the table because you will not be aware of the amount you’re eating.
🎄 Fill half your plate with vegetables first. Vegetables are low in calories and the fiber contained in them causes satiety faster.
🎄Then fill your plate with ¼ meat and ¼ of whatever is served as side dish (rice, potato, vegetables etc).
🎄 Try to avoid meat skin, “it may be delicious but also high in fat”.
🎄Avoid thick sauces and pancakes.
🎄 Stop eating as soon as you feel full. It takes 20 minutes for the satiety signal to reach the brain from your stomach.
🎄Finished your meal? 3-4 bites of dessert will satisfy you just fine … And yes!!! There is also tomorrow!
🎄Do not fill the table with sweets, otherwise snacking is inevitable!
A couple sweets during these days though, will not hurt anyone ….
🎄 Consume alcohol moderately.
Keep in mind that the higher the alcohol of the drink, the more calories it has. The addition of a soft drink also increases the caloric content.
🎄 Be active!Do not just sit on the couch … try to go out for a walk, shopping, maybe even dancing!