As we all get ready for various holiday parties and family get togethers, it’s a great time to think about all that we have to be thankful for, but also how we can still enjoy this time of year, while eating smart all at the same time. Below we’ve put together a few tips to ensure you and your loved ones that you may be caring for can enjoy all the wonderful food and aromas that embody the holidays without overindulging.
Below are just a few tips to enjoy the holidays without being fearful of hitting the scales come January 1st.
No one’s telling you that you can’t enjoy a wonderful holiday meal this year. The key is to enjoy it in moderation. Sure, you can have some dessert, and some of your mother’s wonderful homemade rolls, but don’t overdo it. The last thing you want to do is end up miserable because you ate too much.
Just because you’re bouncing from holiday party to holiday party doesn’t mean that you need to forget about the importance of exercise. Even if it means just getting outside for a quick walk, it’s critical that you make time to exercise, even over the holidays. Chances are you’re ingesting more calories than normal, so you should do your best to attempt to stay as active as possible to help counterbalance the increase in caloric intake.
While the holidays are always extremely busy, this doesn’t mean that you should go without sleep. Attempt to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night to help reduce stress and those late night cravings!
Holiday parties are often heavy on the high calories dips, chips and other casseroles that are high in carbs and low on protein. Higher protein diets help you to feel more full and avoid overeating.
We hope that this guide will help you and your family members make more healthy food choices this holiday season. Should you have any additional questions about our Aiken memory care facility or tips related to caring for loved ones during the holidays, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today by phone at 803-502-5599 or through our online contact form.
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