For a Happy Healthy Eating Holiday
Holiday celebrations are just around the corner, and for some of us, they have already started. The parties, the dinners, the cocktails, Oh My! What's a health conscious eater to do? Nat-Ur-Treasures has a few points for you to consider.
Don't skip or add a little extra...
Eat what you want. However, be a conscious healthy eater and just keep the rest of the day's food selections smaller and be mindful of every dish's benefits for you.
Be mindful of the portion size during meals and, when in doubt, just look to your hand. Your fist is equal to a cup of grains, your thumb equals one tablespoon of sauce or dressing, the pad of your thumb is a teaspoon of oil and your palm is equivalent to a serving of meat or fish. Whatever is left on the plate, leave it or take it to go.
Chew-chew-chew before you swallow, and ...
Put your fork down between bites; and take a moment to savor the tastes and different flavors each bite brings, and enjoy. Intermingle eating with delightful conversation. This will cause you to eat less and feel full and satisfied sooner. Keep in mind that it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to receive the message that your stomach has been satisfied.
Even from home...
Consuming the right foods during the holidays can be partially off-set by a moderate and daily increase in physical exercise. Five-minutes stretching your muscles each day is not that hard to do. It will stimulate and correct your posture.
Avoid over sampling your baked goods by having fewer sweets near your cooking area.
Eating is one of the most delicious and wonderful pleasures in life so it is OK once in a while to indulge. However, the condition is that you enjoy it, taste it, savor it, eat it slow and enjoy every bite. Be mindful of every bite; don't just inhale it! No guilt, no regrets, just delicious bliss... And no second servings! :)
Share it with others...
When eating that delicious desert, share it. That way, you can both enjoy and for each one of you, it will be more beneficial.
The scale will say...
The best, is for you to maintain your weight and not to gain or lose. Enjoy and indulge without putting extra pressure on yourself.
HAPPY HEALTHY EATING HOLIDAYS TO YOU...!
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