Holiday Eating Triggers – Take Note

The holidays are fast approaching and here are some tips to keep the stress and festivities in balance. I am sharing this post from a fellow blogger that supports my postition on eating triggers. I will only add a few tidbits of my own advice to the mix. Stay away from the dishes you traditionally eat at home when out at a party (i.e. plain chicken). It is a party after all! Keep your portion sizes to sample size so you can indulge without the guilt. This is a time when treats abound and you don’t have to look the other way completely or duck in the coat closet to avoid them. Make sure to always look for lean sources of protein (ie. steamed shrimp) so your plate doesn’t become too carbohydrate laden. Look for the appetizer sized plates rather than dinner plates at events so it is easier to keep your portions in check. Staying hydrated is a big part of the battle as well, so be sure to keep your water intake up. If your lips are dry, it is a good indication that you are dehydrated and nothing will quench it like a few good glasses of water. More to follow, but for now, enjoy these tips from Lisa’s Lentils.

7 Tips to Help You Not Gain Weight During the Holidays! « Shelita WilliamsWith the holiday season upon us in just a couple of weeks, we all want to recognize which factors can lead to those extra holiday 7 lbs this season and how to avoid the pile on.  Check it out:

  • Travel  – If you are one of the many traveling this season you are probably aware of disruptions in your regular schedule.  You may dine out more often while on travel and exercise less in a different environment.   You might be craving sugar, caffeine and carbs for quick energy and you may be exhausted.  Research has shown that our appetites can increase up to 25% when we are tired.  Be aware of this when you are on travel.  Find time to exercise daily, even if it’s just a 30-minute walk and keep in mind your diet while away.  It might be handy to have a small notepad with you so…

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