Last week we talked about moderating alcohol consumption in the holiday season. Unfortunately, along with alcohol, many people struggle with limiting their food intake in this season of good times. Some simple tips can help you stay focused on your health and goals so the transition into the New Year is a smooth one.
- Moderate your alcohol consumption. While the lowered inhibitions that alcohol might make for a good time, they can also make you lose sight of how much food you are consuming.
- Don’t go to a party hungry. Have a healthy, filling snack before hitting the party scene. This will keep you from ravishing the food table.
- Put your fork down between bites. While sitting at the table put your fork down and enjoy a little of the company around you between each bite of food.
- Chew your food well. Be sure to chew your food to a uniform consistency with every bite. This will slow down your intake.
- Fill your plate with veggies. Fill your plate with healthy options like greens, raw vegetables, cocktail shrimp and other lighter fare.
- Eat mindfully. Don’t eat while distracted. Sit down. Focus on your food without the distraction of tv, newspapers or electronic.
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