Eat Right and Enjoy the Holidays


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The holidays are just around the corner, and for many people who are trying to lead healthier lifestyles or lose weight, they are the most challenging time of the year. There are family get-togethers, there are work parties, there are snack trays, candy dishes, pies and sugar-laden beverages. It's enough to make anyone want to stay in and not participate in the festivities!

Avoiding the holidays isn't the answer. There are ways you can stick to your healthy eating habits and reach your goals no matter what time of year it is. Discussed below are some suggestions that can help keep you from over-eating and loading up on empty calories.

Prepare for the Truth

This is a basic truth. If you are starving and confronted with a plate of unhealthy food or a box of candy, you're going to have a lot less self-control. Stay full on healthy, whole foods so that you don't give in to temptation. Drink lots of water and keep healthy snacks in your car so you won't find yourself eating fast food while you are out shopping.

Select the Healthiest Options

If you are at a gathering or party, choose the best options from what's available. Lean meats, veggies and whole grains are good choices. Load up on those, and avoid the empty calories and overly sugary foods that are on the table. Use a smaller plate so you won't pile on huge portions, and stay away from the table that has the chips and candy.

The best defense when it comes to poor eating choices is knowledge and a plan. If you have a custom-made plan that fits your body, lifestyle and goals, you will be more likely to stick with it. Contact Metabolic Research Center to learn more about weight loss that doesn't involve fad diets or going hungry.

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