Holidays are around the corner and we are already excited to relax and enjoy the festive season. Already thinking of the delicious food, quality time with your family and friends, and lots of fun. But holidays can always mean getting out of the schedule and shape. But this holiday you don’t have to regress your health and body shape goals for enjoyment. You can do both.
In this article, I have listed a few important nutrition tips to help you stay healthy, energetic, and fit during the holidays. And keep your weight in check:
1. Eat loads of fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber which is important for your good health. Vegetables and fruits for every season are greatly beneficial and complete the needs of your body for nutrition and help you stay energetic. And most importantly, as they don’t contain harmful calories, it’s quite a healthy option as well.
People who consume vegetables have lower risks for illnesses such as obesity, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.
2. Minimize consumption of sugary drinks
You must already know that added sugars and sweets are harmful to our health, plus they add calories to our body that cannot be easily burned. Sugary drinks like soft drinks, juices, and sodas contain added sugar in large amounts. This could even lead to life-threatening diseases such as the risk of heart failure and diabetes.
Remember, that these beverages with added sugar are harmful even for growing children, and they are exposed to the same risks as adults. There are many more alternatives to these beverages that are actually healthy and do not threaten any life risks. Some examples of alternatives for these drinks are coffee, water, fresh fruit juices, natural herbal teas, etc.
3. Avoid Processed food
Fast foods, frozen meals, deep-fried foods, and snacks are all examples of these. Instead of any good, it does more harm to your body, leaving you with calories and life-threatening diseases over time. Although the cravings for such food are almost undeniable, our health is more important.
Avoid eating processed foods during the holidays, or even after to stay healthy. You can use alternatives for such food that are nutritious and also tasty. For example, you can try dry fruits and nuts, and seeds, which are high in protein, fiber, and many forms of vitamins and minerals.
4. Drink plenty of water
Apart from the fact that our body requires sufficient water consumption to stay hydrated and function properly, drinking plenty of water can highly impact your appetite as well. Drinking a glass of water before a meal will help you avoid overconsumption of food.
In addition to these points mentioned above, you must forget your routine for exercise during the holidays. Well even if you eat healthy food, your body will still require exercising to burn the extra calories, so that you can enjoy the food you eat.