The nickname “stressmas” that has been sometimes used in describing the holiday season certainly can seem appropriate, as this is often an extremely busy time of year for many families. Between shopping, holiday parties & family gatherings, and all of the seasonal activities like bringing your children to see Santa at the mall means that our schedules fill up rather quickly. It’s no secret that stress can wreak havoc on our appetites. The average person gains two pounds during the holidays. That may not seem like much, but with the cold winter that follows, many have a hard time shedding those few pounds off. Following these tips for making your holiday season healthier will also help drastically reduce stress, thusly you will enjoy this festive time of the year with your loved ones.
4 TIPS FOR HOLIDAY EATING
Holiday parties are almost a dime a dozen during the month of December. Between your work party, several of your friends host a nice get together, and family parties could mean a lot of egg nog, pies and
snacks throughout the month. I mean there is so much delicious meals that it could be easy for people to not pay attention to the calories they are consuming in a day. But there is also more than the calorie intake, as how and when you eat are equally as important. Holiday parties tend to run later into the night, and it is easy for one to lose track of time. Eating heavier meals, even dessert are not a good idea as you get later into the night. It’s harder for your body to burn off those calories while you are sleeping. Here are 4 easy ways to help maintain a healthy appetite throughout the day.
DON’T SKIP MEALS.
On the day of a party, it’s common for people to either skip lunch or just have a snack in place of lunch. Skipping meals is never a good idea. The longer between meals the body goes, the more fat that the body is going to store for future consumption by slowing down the metabolism. Skipping meals also leads to over eating; outside of the extra calories, there is also more food for the body to store as I mentioned earlier. Especially when attending a holiday party later in the day, try to eat two other