Give Yourself a Special Gift for the Holidays
Perhaps you already ate more than you know you should during the holidays. If so, do not be too hard on yourself. It’s never too late to make healthier choices, and perhaps it’s time to start-off the New Year right.
Here’s some healthy, easy ways to change your eating habits during — and after — the holidays:
- Remember the foods you used to eat, and start eating them again.
- Return to eating regular meals – not just one large one at night.
- Make a list of your dieting and weight loss goals.
- Document both the good and “bad” food you eat.
- Keep track of how much you exercise daily.
- Explore low-calorie, low-fat, and low-carb recipes that taste good.
- Look for low-sugar dessert options.
- Eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible.
- Drink more water if you do not do so now.
- Make your own meals instead of purchasing prepackaged ones.
Aside from all these tips, you are advised to also forgive yourself. After all, if you hate yourself, it will inhibit your progress. Staying mad at yourself also causes you to keep feeling that hopelessness that keeps you making the same mistakes.
Of course, the other bit of advice that Metabolic Research Center typically offers is to stop trying so hard. We want you to enjoy your food, and you can like the taste of it while still maintaining a healthy weight. If you are a busy person, it might also help you to have on hand some healthier snacks to eat on the go.
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