13. Bring your own favorite sweet or treat to the party – that way you know what is in it and you are guaranteed a great treat. How often has your discipline crumbled to have a piece of cake and at the end it was not even that good.
12. Alcohol – try the old favorite: a spritzer. Alcohol will erase your determination to restrict your intake of food. Alcohol eliminates inhibitions.
“With just 123 calories for a 5-ounce glass, wine is a calorie bargain compared to other alcoholic beverages, like gin and tonic (164 calories), buttered rum–spiced cider (275 calories), and eggnog (321 calories). If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, feel free— but have only one alcoholic beverage before switching to a lower-calorie drink, like iced tea or sparkling water with a twist of lemon or lime.
Regardless of the drink you choose, don’t pour yourself a glass until you sit down to dinner. By pairing that pinot with a meal, however, you may compensate for those extra calories in your glass by eating a little less of what’s on your plate: Research from Colorado State University found that people who sipped wine with their evening meal every night for six weeks didn’t put on any weight.”
I am happy to offer you 25 tips to not only help you avoid gaining weight this holiday season, but to possibly even help you lose weight – yes, losing a few pounds is possible if you follow these tips.
I have created 25 tips in reference to that significant day this month – the 25th of December. Check back each day for a new tip! Here are tips 1 – 11, to help see you through a happy, healthy holiday season.
I am happy to tell you about my newest discovery in nutrition that came about as a result of my own recent bout of ill health. For the last four years I have been pushing myself something fierce – working to complete my PhD at the same time as my holistic nutrition degree. The crazy pace caught up to me and I had a health crash in September.