3 Tips for Dieting During the Holidays

The holidays are one of the most difficult times of year to start or maintain a diet. Even if you’ve done great all year long, the holidays present many opportunities to cheat on your diet or add extra goodies. If you’re worried about making it through this holiday season without gaining weight, here are three helpful tips to give you peace of mind.

Focus on Portion Sizes

Most of us simply don’t have the iron willpower that it would take to completely avoid the tasty treats that come out during the holidays. To that we say: just focus on portion sizes. It’s okay to treat yourself once in a while, as long as you keep things in moderation. Give yourself a little bit of wiggle room to enjoy Christmas cookies with your kids. Don’t freak out if your aunt insists on giving you a taste of her new fudge recipe. Having a treat now and then will help relieve your cravings and keep you going on your diet the other days, as long as you don’t overdo it. Make sure that treats you are eating are tracked along with your regular foods so you can keep a close eye on portions.

Pack Your Own Snacks

When it comes to regular meals, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to piece together something relatively healthful, but snacking becomes much harder at this time of year. The good news is that Lean Lifestyle offers complete nutrition packages that include three regular meals plus two snacks per day. This way, you can pack everything you need to get through a whole day and take it with you. This will reduce your temptation to pick up snacks while you’re out.

Opt for Veggies

When all else fails, you can always rely on veggies to get you through. That is, whenever you’re out and you’re not sure what to eat or how much you can have, go for the vegetables instead. While you still don’t want to overeat, it takes a lot more fresh veggies to use up all your calories than other foods, so they are always a safe bet. Most holiday parties feature a veggie tray or two, so you should have plenty of options to choose from.

Lean Lifestyle is here to help you manage your diet during the holidays. Instead of stressing over food and weight, let us pack your meals for you. We will send them straight to your house so you can take them along on any family outing. We’ll also make sure to send you plenty of healthy snacks to fill the gaps when you are most likely to break your diet with holiday treats. Visit us online to learn more.