The holidays are here! The air is getting cooler, leaves are changing colors, and the weather is crisper. This is my absolute favorite time of year; time for enjoying the season, and all the food and festivities that go along with it! There are usually lots of parties and family gathering planned. With that being said, here is my 4th holiday wellness tip:
Write down all of your holiday parties on a calendar so you can see them at a glance. How are they spaced? Are they a few days apart, or two or three weeks apart from each other? This is important to see up front because you can use your fun holiday parties as days when you allow yourself a weekly cheat meal.
If your parties are clustered too closely together, then decide what you’ll allow yourself at each one and stick to it. For example, bite-sized appetizers tend to be around 60 calories each, so be selective about which ones you eat. And keep in mind the Rule of Thirds: allow yourself a protein that covers about one-third of your plate, add in about a fist-sized portion of vegetables (they contain fiber and will help to fill you up from eating too many calorie-rich, non-nutritious foods), and finally, allow another fist-sized portion of carbohydrates.