The problem I have is that Christmas food is so calorific and it’s hard to contain myself so you give in on your goals. But here are some tips meaning you can enjoy Christmas food without breaking your eating-well streak.
If you’re a guest you have no control over how the food is cooked so you can’t request that they steam rather than fry or serve plain carrots over honey-glazed ones so I find myself setting rules to not put on the usual Christmas pounds!
There are some that believe Christmas is a time to let lose, enjoy yourself and deal with the weight in January. However from personal observation, these people don’t usually lose the weight in January and then just get bigger. Remember that life – including holidays and Christmas – will always continue so you need to pick what is important to you. Is it more important to start the new year trim or to enjoy Christmas food with the risk you will only get bigger. For me, I pick the former as I always thing that after an hour, the taste is gone but the weight gain remains.
Here’s what you should and shouldn’t eat at Christmas. Stick to this list and you won’t put on the usual Christmas pounds.
Christmas Food to Eat:
a low calorie snack prior so you’re not tempted to each too much