Christmas, that time of year when you have one meal after another, one dinner after another, where the words control and satiety disappear from your vocabulary. That time when you assume that the January slope is going to be more difficult with the additional weight you take. That month (or more) where some go on vacation, along with a healthy diet.
Well, we have gone to ask a registered dietitian-nutritionist and she has given us a list of 5 tips for you to maintain a healthy life while enjoying Christmas meals and dinners.
Although it is Christmas, it is not necessary that the portion of your plate increases. A good trick is not to cook too much, that is, we will try to make the right amounts so that there is no excess, and thus we will avoid the temptation to eat these types of dishes at another time, or eat in excess so that we do not have excess..
As desserts, you can offer fruits, sorbets or versions of sweets with fewer calories than the usual ones (no sugar, less fat, etc.).l.
It is very typical that during celebrations alcohol consumption gets out of hand. We do not have to tell you from this blog that to have a good time it is not necessary to drink alcohol in excess, and it is also that it can play a trick on us with the scale, since they are empty calories that do not give us anything more than extra kilos .
When we are on vacation we change our routine, and on many occasions we do not get enough hydration. We cannot forget that water is the basis of the reactions of our organism, and therefore it is of the utmost importance. In addition, the holidays cause alcohol consumption to skyrocket and we substitute water for wine, beer or cubatas, with the consequent dehydration that the organism entails.
On some occasions, when we eat larger meals, we let ourselves go and turn our day into a vicious circle: “as I already spent this morning at lunch, nothing happens, I am going to have five polvorones and for dinner half a knuckle and prawns swimming in Mayonnaise”. It is what we vulgarly call “lost, to the river.” Try to avoid this type of behavior by compensating throughout the day, for example if we have spent lunch we should have a lighter dinner than usual, or if dinner is very strong, the next day we will control excesses and eat more meals light.
Don’t forget other tricks that always make your diet balanced:
- Try to choose healthier cooking techniques: avoid fried and battered ones, use roasts with little sauce and a lot of vegetables.
- Be careful with sauces: sauces tend to add a lot of calories, reduce the amounts of these. It does not have to be all covered in sauce to be rich.
- Use soups and light vegetable creams as first courses: they will fill us up and make us eat less of other types of higher calorie foods.
Of course, you cannot forget about your physical exercise sessions , as they will continue to maintain activity and energy balance. Think that if you increase your calorie intake, and also reduce exercise, you will be giving a much greater margin for the scale to “stick its tongue out at you.” You cannot miss 20 minutes a week, they will be one of the assets so that after kings your weight remains more or less balanced. If you leave it during Christmas, you already know the terrible fate that awaits your body in January …