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Controlling Calories during the Festive Season

Everyone is looking forward to the festive seasons because of food, presents and good company. Indeed this is the season to be jolly and full. But for people who are conscious of their body and calorie intake, the festive season remains to be a challenge. It is not easy to control your eating but do not let it spoil your spirit. You should still enjoy the festive season no matter what.


From Christmas to New Year, food is everywhere. It is hard to say no. The key is to practice and observe self control and self discipline. The good news is that you can still enjoy the food without thinking about your calorie or doubling your workout after the New Year. Here are some tips:


Everything should be take in moderation. You have to think that over-indulgence can make you lethargic. As a result, you will get lazy and ditch your exercise. Whenever you think about adding an extra drink or dessert, you have to think that you’ve worked hard to attain your ideal body. That thought will keep your feet on the ground. This is the ultimate test for your self control or self discipline.

Balanced eating

By balanced eating, it means proportioning your eating. For example, when you go out to eat, you can divide your meal. You can eat half of the meal there and bring the other half to your house. If there are plenty of foods, you should eat small portions at a time. No one is rushing you so eat it slowly and avoid piling food on your plate. Balanced eating is different from starving yourself or skipping a meal. Remember that.


Do not drink excessively

Apart from the foods, booze is present during the festive season. You do not want to be dubbed “kill joy”, right? You can drink but take it in moderation. For example, you can alternate alcoholic beverages with soft drinks. Keep in mind that drinking can put in a lot of calories. If you are thinking about your calorie intake, make sure that you consider low calorie drinks such as wine and champagne. Lastly, do not forget to eat before your drinking session.

For a change, you can have a healthy Christmas. The extra weight you gained over the festive season can affect your health especially if you have chronic conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Hopefully the things mentioned above can help people cope with their calorie issues. Happy holidays!



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