Whether you are a foodie or not, you may have a temptation to eat and drink more when idle. You will have more free time in the holidays, hence perhaps more tendency to gorge on some tasty items between your regular meals.Giving into this temptation is enough to increase your weight. There are several ways to ensure that you do not gain your body weight, including exercise and limiting or stopping alcohol consumption. Most of us know these standard ways to keep our weight under control, so we will not elaborate on them here.
Have More Vegetables With Lower Calories And Carbs
People tend to have more starchy side dishes in the holidays, which is likely to increase their weight. So, we would recommend having more non-starchy vegetable dishes instead. Some of these plant-based food items are sauteed green beans, garden salad, and roasted cauliflower. Their water and fiber content make non-starchy vegetables filling food items, so these will help to replace more starchier holiday-special foods such as pies and mashed potatoes.
Form A Portion-Wise Baked Food Eating Strategy
People tend to eat more comfort food during the holiday period. In this context, it means any food item that offers a sense of consolation to the consumer. This is presumably because they tend to have a sense of loneliness in the period. Nothing like comfort food to kill that loneliness, but be sure to pay attention to how much comfort food you will have to achieve the same.
If you must have comfort food, consider baking it at home instead of buying ready-made products. With any food item, you are likely to gain weight if you consume more of it at one go. So, have it in smaller portions at different intervals of the week. This is easier to do with a bake-at-home strategy. For instance, if you want cookies, prepare a big bowl of batter and make only some of these in one batch. Keep the remaining cookie batter in the refrigerator; you may roll it into separate balls and keep these there, or put it in a silicone ice tray.
Consume More Fiber Food In Snacks And Meals
Having more vegan whole foods will stabilize your levels of energy for a relatively long period of the day. Some of your options are fruits, whole grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. These are fiber-rich options to include in a plant-based diet, and they will keep your body nourished and you satisfied right through the holidays.