Who doesn’t like Holidays? I think no one. We wait eagerly for the holidays, but the unhealthy foods and items make our holidays regretful.
Do you avoid going anywhere due to unhealthy habits? Sweets and buffet keep captivating you, and at the end, you fall for them?
For staying fit throughout the holiday season, it is very much required to be planned beforehand. Before moving ahead, let me clear you one thing:
Eating healthy throughout the healthy holiday season doesn’t mean withholding yourself. It is about eating smart and making small and beneficial changes in your eating style. This will make you feel best and will help you to continue your healthy lifestyle.
Healthy eating is a way of life, so it’s crucial to establish routines that are simple, realistically, and ultimately livable.
Healthy Tips For Healthy Holiday Season
Add More Vegetables to your diet
The first thing you should do is add more vegetables to your dinner table and twist your vegetables’ habits by decorating your vegetables. This will increase your desire to eat food.
Go for vegetable salad in the afternoon. There is a variety of salad available at all restaurants. Even you can go for soups and healthies curries that will increase your digestion and further balance your meals.
Slow Down through your meals
Eating slowly is also the best way to eat less. For the fast-food likers, this is the finest tip. If you want to consume it, then finish it slowly. In this way, you will intake less food and will feel more filled. Try this and share it with us.
Furthermore, numerous studies proved this, if you eat slowly, your food will digest properly, and with the release of an adequate amount of acids, you will get high benefits.
Do Small Efforts and Little changes
With small changes and little effort, you can have drastic effects on your life. Suppose in the evening, you munch chips instead of munching them opt for fruits and nuts. These will add up in your life and show you a considerable difference after some time.
Adapt Portion Control
Portion control will do wonders if you adhere to it. It means instead of having long meals go for three medium meals with three healthy snacks. For snacks, you can opt for seasonal fruits or the famous foods of your destination.
Ultimately, your digestion will improve and will reduce the amount of your eating. The simple trick to do is to use smaller plates or decrease the number of dishes on your table.
Go for a walk after dinner
Slow walking after dinner can provide you remarkable results. It will also reduce your stress and increase your metabolism. Overall, if you can’t do walking after every meal then at least go for a small walk after dinner.
Some of the articles even mention walking after a meal is better than walking for an hour.
Try to take at least 8 hours of sleep on your holidays
Whether you are at home or on holidays…how much busy schedule you are struggling with, always take 8 hours sleep.
If possible, then strict to your sleeping routine on weekends, it will maximize your energy to the fullest.
Spare time for yourself
Holidays are full of enjoyment with friends and family. With full of enjoyment, this period can also lead to stress. To avoid that, finding time for yourself is the one best way and then explore yourself. Go for a walk, do meditation, or do whatever you relaxes. But do it.
You might not get immediate benefits but soon realize its importance when you regularly do it.
Take plenty of fluids
We all skip this, especially in winters. Taking plenty of fluids will rejuvenate your skills and will help you to keep your cells hydrating. You can have various other healthy drinks like juices or anything else that you like. But don’t forget to make healthy drinks.
I am sure…the heading will give you a second thought. Think colors..What does it mean?
Well, it means to have a colorful meal. Try to make your plate colorful by adding more veggies and fruits. This will provide you all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. So, do try it in your next meal.
Choose your drinks wisely
Instead of selecting high-calorie festive drinks choose calorie-free drinks such as water, tea, and seltzer. If you still want to have then the perfect time noon or in the afternoon.
Don’t go shopping hungry
It will always advisable to have your meal or snack before going shopping. Then the tempting scent of the caramel corns will not affect you much. If you still eat, then you will intake a lesser amount of it than usual.
Give yourself seasonal treats
Your destination place will indeed have something special in fruits or veggies; go for them. Even try to eat more seasonal fruits rather than munching foreign fruits.
This treat will provide you plenty of benefits. When you eat your destination place fruits and veggies, your body quickly gets adapted to the climatic conditions easily.
Don’t go eat everything at the parties and the restaurants. Be choosy and before eating it, give it a thought. By doing this, half of your problem will be solved.
A healthy dish at every meal
If you can’t have all the nutritious meals on the holidays, try to have at least one dish on your table full of nutrition and have it. Don’t leave the table until or unless you don’t finish it.
By the small effort, you will feel the difference in your health.
Avoid late-night eatings
Firstly, try not to have late-night meals still you feel hungry go for light-snacks. It will improve your digestion as well. Moreover, go for hot snacks or for soups.
Keeps Health snacks on-hands
This is not only for holidays…whether you are in the office or while traveling or shopping. You should always carry a healthy handful of snacks with you. This will reduce your fast-food and food-court meal.
This is one of the best ways to reduce unneeded calories intake.
Go for homemade foods rather than processed foods
Usually, processed foods have more calories than homemade foods. So, try to munch homemade foods containing all the seasonal veggies and fruits.
Opt for freezer meals
If you are hungry, instead of ordering food from outside, go for freezer meals and shakes. This is a healthy yet good option for you to diverse your mind from all those processed foods.
Do not skip the Exercise
I agree you are very busy during your holidays and you might not have time to exercise. But this is the high time you need it. So, spare some time, or you can do it early in the morning.
Early morning exercise will keep you whole day refreshing and energetic. Exercise regularly, if you do in for 20 minutes but perform some routine exercise daily.
Don’t go for food Centric activities
Many of the activities revolve around eating but make sure you indulge yourself in all those activities that burn your calories and use your mind.
Plan activities like hiking, sledding, playing with snow, or any other according to your destination. Tons of options are available, try to explore them.
Explore healthy desserts options
Look for healthy dessert options rather than processed desserts, with no health benefits. Do search on them; you will get a variety of them and choose according to your preference.
If you wish to eat processed desserts, then only taste, not for filling your stomach.
Never communicate with your mouth fill
If you have a conversation at the dinner table or the party, don’t munch while speaking. Hold until the conversation gets over, or eat when the other person is speaking only and only if he/she is eating while communicating to you. Otherwise, it will be embarrassing for you.
This will reduce your processed food intake. So, follow this.
Relax and enjoy
Make up your mind that you are on holiday for relaxing and enjoying…nothing more than this. It will definitely shift your mind. Try to relax and indulge yourself in the games and give more importance to the relishing part.
Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed
I don’t like that icy, stuffed feeling after having my meal. Do you?
Eat slowly and slowly, and keep a check on your fullness level while having your meal. Always think…lots of variety to it so, you should keep yourself full.
Sit with someone with whom you are comfortable
Follow this- Sit with someone with whom you are comfortable—thinking of the logic behind it?
I tell you… when you sit next to the person who makes you comfortable, it will reduce your anxiety and nervousness then you will eat less and talk more. Otherwise, you will munch more and communicate less. This is one of the best ways.
If everyone is new to you, then eat with some who eat healthily; this will also help you. So, try this.
I know the list is long, but you simply add these practices to your lifestyle during your vacay or holidays, you will reap plenty of benefits. This list will help with celebrations, but it will positively surprise you if you acquaint yourself with your daily lifestyle.
If you seem to unite something in the list, then share with us in the comment section. If you are already admiring all the above or some of them then also share with us in the reference section and let us know the benefits you received too.