It’s a busy time and there are parties to go to however, skipping meals is not an option if you want to be healthy. Three meals and two snacks a day are a must. With richer food all around you’ll want to think about eating smaller portions, asking for more greens or a fruit salad as a starter. Make good choices. If you aren’t that hungry, why not ask for a main course only or a main course made to starter size. Remember – always compensate any bad choices with good ones.
Roasted vegetables are delicious and a typical garnish at Christmas but be careful with the potatoes, turnips and carrots as they’re the less healthy options on the plate. Instead add plenty of broccoli, spinach, brussel sprouts, cabbage, celery or courgettes. These all taste delicious and will keep you on the right track.
You want to make sure you’re eating the right amount of protein, carbs and fats in every meal and snack. For protein this would be the size of your palm (without fingers). Fill the rest of your plate with green leaves or vegetables and add a dash of fat – oilve oil, a few slices of avocado or a handful of raw nuts – perfect!
Keep a diary of all your meals, (it might sound silly but, when we write things down sooner or later we have this urge feeling of eating more sensibly, so more chances to success) and be honest and responsible for your body reactions. Are you putting on weight, feeling bloated, have a hangover? Or are you losing weight, feeling good? If so, what did you do? Keep doing it! Don’t forget to note your emotions too. Is it really worth it to eat something if you feel guilty about it afterwards? Be ready for those weak moments!
You can do it.
I hope you are looking forward to the next blog: alcohol.