Welcome to the November 2012 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Healthy Holiday Meals.
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month our members have written posts about how they are making healthy choices during their holiday celebrations.
Holiday Healthy Tips
The holiday is fast approaching. More foods and drinks will come your way. The major problem of people after celebrating the holidays is unnecessary weight gain.
Here are some to-do-things to keep you from gaining so much weight.
Eat Before You Party
Don’t go to a party hungry, the chance of over eating is high. Eating so much carbohydrates and fats for a single meal would build up stored fats and calories. This would make you gain weight in less time. So, whenever you go to a party in London, don’t go on an empty stomach nor full because it’s either you’ll gain weight or miss the delicious food.
Set limits on the food that you are taking. If you can’t finish everything on your plate, don’t bother to do so don't waste it. You’ll gain more weight if you’ll persist on taking it all in. Try to have small parts of everything, aside from having a taste of every menu; you won’t be wasting any food.
Alcohol moderation would keep you from hangovers and of course, gaining weight. Calories from alcoholic drinks are well-known to be stored at the abdomen. Tucking in your tummy will be necessary if you continue to drink too much.
Don't Be To Sweet
Sweets are the most famous to be the cause of gaining weight. Limit the sweets that you take, this will keep you away from gaining weight. Eating too many sweets would also cause your blood sugar to shoot up. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar afterwards.
Water keeps us away from dehydration. Aside from that fact, it helps our body organs to function well. You don’t want to spend the holidays on the hospital due to dehydration, right? Be sure to recycle those bottles afterwards.
Physical activities should be done even during holidays. You’ll have to burn the fats and calories that you have gained during the holidays, right? clean and clear rubbish in your home and office can burn a lot of calories.
Finding Your Balance
Moderating everything is necessary. Holidays are made for family members to come home together and celebrate. Having quality time with your family is priceless. Aside from all the fun, you should be also taking care of one another. So, be conscious of each one’s health and moderate and clear everything that bothers you. Anything that is too much gives you no good.
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