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Canadian clinical hypnotherapist and author of Success Through Manipulation, Colin Christopher offers some guilt-free tips on how to stick to your diet during the holiday. Check them out below:
Some people believe skipping meals will make it easier to consume more, but this leads to increased hunger, binge eating and depriving your body of necessary calories to convert to energy.
Just be conscious of what you eat. Cut out fatty foods and consume healthy alternatives.
Don’t assume eating salads and fruit gives you permission to indulge later. If you’re trying to lose weight and eat right, salads and fruit are a good choice.
Watch the servings of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
It is a way to prevent making bad choices.
Choose healthier options, drink plenty of water which is good for you and will fill you up, and stop eating when your body feels satisfied. Skipping a meal here and there cannot be made up later.
Eat how you would, not how others do, but be aware of the nutritional value.
This holiday is an opportunity for people to show off their cooking skills, so stay strong and find an alternative way to inform the host you’re serious about staying healthy.
Working out and exercise is great, but it’s never a pass to load up on bad food during the holiday to combat the indulgence.
When traveling, pack a healthy meal before you board your flight or hit the road this holiday.
If you really commit to the steps, you can maintain a diet and even lose weight by keeping it healthy at the holidays.
Keep in mind healthier options are just as delicious. The key is to enjoy the holiday by surrounding yourself with loved ones and being thankful for all that you have.