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Tips to avoid overeating this holiday

‘Tis the season for food lovers everywhere to rejoice. The holidays are filled with endless tables of delicious meals and desserts. Sometimes we can get overwhelmed with all the choices and we tend to pig out. All those pies, side dishes and side snacks can be hard to avoid.  However, this pigging out can come with major consequences.

One of the biggest consequences that come from overeating is gaining weight. In fact, an average American will gain one to ten pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. To avoid gaining weight this holiday you will have avoid overeating, eat smarter and take our healthy holiday tips.

Tips to prevent overeating

 

  1. Drink water

Whether you are spending your time with family or hitting every store known to man, you need to stay hydrated. Drinking water will help you control your calories. So instead of buying the holiday Starbucks drinks, try carrying a bottled water. It will keep you energized and focused throughout your busy holiday.

  1. Get enough sleep

The holidays are a time to rest and recover. Today that seems impossible with all the preparation for holiday parties and endless shopping lists however, getting the proper amount of sleep can actually help you avoid overeating. It has been proven that people who get less than five hours of sleep are more likely to eat high-calorie foods.

  1. Plan your drinking

Consuming alcohol during the holidays is bound to happen. Be smart and plan your drinking ahead of time. Alcoholic drinks contain lots of sugar that can cause your blood to raise up. This can lead to overeating. Remember our healthy holiday tips and skip out the sugary mixers and make a move to on the rock drinks.  

  1. Start your meals on the right foot.

Before you stuff your face with turkey and mashed potatoes, eat a salad or soup. Holiday meals have a higher calorie count than every day meals. You can trick your body into consuming less high calorie foods by eating something with less calories like a salad. Thus you can still enjoy the holiday meals without overeating. And you don’t have to worry about gaining extra weight during the holidays.

  1. Snack smarter

Skip the sugar cookies and brownies. Eating overly sugary snacks throughout your day could cause you gain that holiday weight you are so avoiding. Your body will keep asking you for more food because consuming fructose causes you hunger. The constant eating will quickly start to show. Instead of munching on cookies, take an apple with you.

No one wants to add extra gym hours for the New Year. Avoid this all this by not overeating during your holiday parties. Be smart and watch what and how much you consume. If you still have questions or want more healthy holiday tips about living a healthy lifestyle contact us for nutritional counseling service.

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We’re Wisniewski Chiropractic, part of the Thrive Wellness network. Nearing our third year in our current location, we’re excited to continue bringing you personalized care and support for your wellness journey. Dr. Wisniewski is an expert in chiropractic care. We believe in healthcare that relies less on medication and more on  prevention through the use of proper diet, exercise and patient education. Our chiropractic services follow a three-part plan: relieve your pain first, address the root cause, and make a plan for your future wellness.