Favorite holiday, delicious (but most often not a bit healthy) food and endless visits to visit. All this gives not only a good mood, but also extra centimeters at the waist.
Experts call the period of the New Year holidays "the planned jam". And they assure that you can prepare for everything planned.
Svetlana Makarova, endocrinologist, candidate of medical sciences, psychologist, nutritionist of the Central Clinical Hospital 1, NCC Russian Railways, told the readers of Letidor how to do this.
Here are a few rules to help you stay in balance with your food and your body, even at a time when we throw in a new gastronomic temptation every day.
Prepare for a festive meal in advance
If we are talking about dinner, then you need to start preparing in the morning. It is important to have breakfast no later than two hours after waking up. Choose foods based on their nutritional and energy value.
Eat low-calorie meals and foods from morning until feast.
These are fresh vegetable salads and herbs, boiled and baked vegetable stews. For protein foods, use veal, lean beef, rabbit, white poultry (chicken breast). It is advisable to steam or boil such meat in water.
Relax before the party
Try to get some sleep during the day. This is important not only to be in a good mood, but also not to break off at the festive table. Remember, sleep also plays a role in weight loss and weight gain.
Lack of sleep can lead to increased hunger and increased appetite.
This is especially true for foods rich in carbohydrates.
Be aware of how and what you eat
During the holiday feast, eat in small portions, carefully chewing each bite. And be sure (!) Pause while eating.
Figure out how you can distract yourself. It can be talking, dancing, participating in competitions, helping in the kitchen. Avoid sitting at your desk all night, as the lack of movement will contribute to the deposition of fat.
Go outside or on the balcony for some fresh air. Otherwise, you will miss the state of satiety and spend all the holidays with a "heavy" stomach and a very overstretched stomach.
Such symptoms are a sign that overeating has occurred and a stressful period for the body begins. This can lead to a prolonged, multi-day breakdown, compulsive (uncontrollable) appetite.
It is important to be able to stop, be aware of and discern what you ate (volume and composition of food components) and notice how you are feeling.
Eat smart foods
Choose salads that can fill your stomach with fiber. This will help keep you feeling full for longer. And additionally use products "balasta" - these are products that the human body is unable to digest and use for energy or plastic metabolism (for example, mushrooms).
Change the calorie content of holiday meals
This can be easily done with gas stations. Replace your usual sauces (for example, high-calorie mayonnaise) with vinegar, lemon concentrate, fruit juices, natural yogurt, kefir, sour cream, olive and linseed oil.
Add pepper, mustard, Indian salt - this mix will remind you of mayonnaise in taste.
Take a closer look at the celery. This plant (both stems and root) is perfect for holiday treats as a product that can reduce the total calorie content of a dish (there are only 13 kcal per 100 g of celery stalk, and 42 kcal per 100 g of root). In addition, celery is known for its fat burning effect.
Be mindful of what you drink
Drink less store-bought juices and sugary sodas. Better make a choice in favor of fruit drinks, fruit cocktails and still mineral water.
I recommend drinking water and warm tea between meals.
This will fill, empty the stomach and prevent food from fermenting and rotting.
New Year is a fun and long-awaited holiday, so I wish everyone to enjoy pleasant moments with loved ones and not replace such communication with food. Positive emotions have a beneficial effect on decreased appetite and increased mood!