By Ivy Bagley
A few tips can help make the holidays a little less scary when it comes to maintaining your health journey.
- Offer to bring a healthy item yourself. This sounds simple but often we forget we can bring something as simple as hummus and veggies to share.
- Use smaller plates. And, don’t go back for seconds.
- Choose vegetables first when filling your plate.
- Don’t arrive hungry. Eat a light healthy snack- ideally protein based- to keep you feeling full.
- Drink water prior to and during your holiday parties/meals.
- Start off with a soup or salad option.
- Choose a healthier dessert or eat a smaller portion of mom’s pumpkin pie.
- Try mashed cauliflower verses mashed potatoes. Or, look at other substitutions- I promise you can find great substitutions.
- Take a walk with your family before and after the holiday meal.
- Allow yourself grace if you do overindulge and get back on track the next day.
Holidays are a special time, but remember to keep focused on your health journey as we celebrate with family and friends.