We are fast approaching the holiday season, and that means lots and lots of amazing, home cooked meals!
Here are some healthy habits to work on incorporating into your diet so that you can enjoy those meals with a little less stress:
WATCH YOUR PORTIONS – if you are worried about potentially overeating to an uncomfortable degree, keep in mind the portions you are eating so that you are not hindering your digestion and reduce bloating.
WATCH YOUR SUGAR – try to reduce the amount of desserts you eat that have a lot of refined sugar. This can help lower your stress levels and help you avoid weight gain.
CHOOSE HIGH NUTRIENT FOODS – as tempting as it is to lean towards eating a lot of junk foods, choosing high-nutrient foods such as lean meats, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables will improve your immune system and give you more energy this holiday season.
CHOOSE WHOLE FOODS – if you are having trouble deciding what foods are best to add to your plate at the dinner table, whole foods are always your best bet! This guarantees that they haven’t been processed or refined in any way that could potentially be harmful to your health.
MODERATION IS KEY – with all this being said, it’s important to ENJOY the holidays! A balanced diet is all about not restricting yourself, so indulging in some treats this season will not push you over the edge.