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Holidays are the time we manage to stuff ourselves silly. In pampering ourselves with the festivities, we forget about any diets we wanted to keep. Find a balance in your dieting lifestyle by following these simple steps. Manage to have fun and control your weight gain simultaneously this holiday season.
A typical Thanksgiving dinner is an average of 4500 calories, which is way too much for the body to handle. Choosing pastured turkey over store-bought turkey is healthy and involves lesser cooking time. Replacing high calorie side dishes with vegan/raw side dishes like Quinoa squash un-stuffing, Lemony-Brusssels sprout salad, Massaged kale salad ensures healthy eating.
Chew your food slowly to relish every flavor and feel fuller. Note how you feel after you eat different foods. It will help you gauge your body’s needs. Don’t entirely avoid foods you like. You will cave one day and overindulge. Evade diet stereotypes. There is no need to justify what you eat to others. Ensure your diet is fun and practical so that you stick to it for the long haul.
Carry healthy snacks from home and use refillable water bottles. If you need to buy food, opt for organic stores or a farmer’s market. In advance, identify healthy eateries en route to your destination. For road trips, carry a cooler loaded with snacks. For flight journeys, carry food in a baggie. For condo stays, enquire about kitchen supplies and carry other essentials you may need. Explore local specials, too.
UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin than UVB rays, causing even more harm. Use sunscreens containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that block both types of rays. Don long-sleeved clothes, sunglasses, and hats for extra protection. Eat antioxidant-rich fruits to neutralize cancer-causing free radicals. Avoid sunscreens containing parabens, oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate, and artificial fragrance.
Confused about your food choices? Listen to what your body wants. If you crave a donut, savor it. Depriving yourself now will lead to overeating later. You don't have to be a strict vegan or vegetarian; just follow a diet that you can sustain. Eat fresh, whole food and cook your own meals. Taking a few deep breaths before a meal relaxes your parasympathetic nervous system and helps you eat mindfully.
Avoid red meat, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods for a week. Facilitate bowel movement - drink warm lemon water and herbal teas in the morning . Parsley, asparagus, and cranberry juice ensure your urinary tract is clear. Consume turmeric, beets, and ginger to cleanse your liver. Stir up your lymphatics by dry brushing toward your heart before a shower. Meditate.