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3 Tips to Slim up This Holiday Season

By Virginia Laird

As the holidays are rapidly approaching, you are sure to already be thinking of all the sweets and treats that accompany your holiday festivities. How exactly can you enjoy the holidays without packing on the pounds is a great question. Health and wellness experts have provided that several tips to help you enjoy the holidays without over-consuming and possibly with slimming up. A few of their tips include: 

  • Choose water rather than festive beverages
  • Make one trip to the buffet
  • Eat before you hit the party

Choose Water Rather Than Festive Beverages

Skip out on the festive beverages and choose water instead. Experts say that one of the best choices you can make is to skip out on drinking your calories. Although the holiday beverages may be tasty, they offer zero nutrition and can be loaded with sugar that can help to pack on the pounds. Instead, these professionals say you should choose water and leave all your calories to your scrumptious desserts and foods. As you prepare for this holiday season, start increasing your water intake right away. It is said that you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces daily to maintain proper hydration. Now is the time to start preparing for that.

Make One Trip to the Buffet

When you hit the party scene, allow yourself only one trip to the vast buffet. Following this advice can help you prevent overeating. Rather than indulging time and time again on all the delicious delights that may be calling your name, it is best that you only pack your plate full once. This can help you keep your eating under control, your weight manageable, and help you possibly shed some unwanted pounds this holiday season.

Eat Before You Hit the Party

One of the best recommendations from healthcare experts is to eat lightly before you head over to a party. Attending a party with a vast buffet on an empty stomach can be a recipe for disaster. Instead, it is suggested that you eat a light snack before you go to your party to help you curb your appetite and avoid over-consumption of all the tastiness. Having a plan in place to eat a little before you go can help you manage your cravings and assist you in sticking to any weight loss goals you may have. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.

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