On Christmas, we will be tempted to eat those unhealthy foods that our bodies do not benefit from. I'm not going to tell you not to eat any of those things that give you pleasure, but I'm going to give you a few tips to keep yourself in check and not overdo it. :)
Eat a healthy breakfast. Most importantly, eat something high in protein.
Stay hydrated. Dehydration causes hunger. The same hormones that are set off for when you are dehydrated are set off when you're hungry. Drink lots of water--at least half your body weight in ounces. Infused water with lemon or cucumber is a great way to make water less boring.
Fill your plate up with all the good stuff first (like veggies). When you get to the casseroles or your less-than-healthy favorite, make that portion smaller.
Have a small portion of a dessert you love. When it comes to dessert time, make it something your REALLY love. In the first 1-2 bites, you will feel happiness and pleasure. By the third bite, the pleasure is gone. So know that you don't have to eat the whole piece of pie or cookie.
Release those endorphins! I have included about a quick 20-minute workout to help you burn those Christmas calories and release endorphins...to help keep your spirit joyful! :)
There you have it--five tips for a healthier Christmas Day.
I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!