It's Getting Close to Holiday Feast Time
By Stephen R. Farris
It seems every year that the holiday season always finds a way to sneak up on us. Along with all the celebrating there's usually plenty of delicious food tempting us to stray away from our healthy eating habits.
I mean, it's not that easy to pass up Aunt Ethel's cornbread dressing, or Cousin Harley's creamy potato salad. Not to mention Grandpa Hezekiah's sweet honey glazed ham and all those sides to go with it like whipped potatoes with brown gravy and green bean casserole. Add to that all of the desserts -- pumpkin pie, cherry pie, coconut cream and banana pudding.
Consuming all those calories filled with sugars, fats and carbs; it's enough to make you have to spend a whole lot of extra time in the gym or on the track just to work off all that holiday eating. Well there's a way to enjoy those holiday meals without feeling guilty. Well, maybe not as guilty.
That Feast is Not Your Friend
As tempting as that table full of delightful goodies may seem, it won't be a friend of your waistline or your diet. A few things you might want to try before venturing off to Grandma's house for that Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is to eat a snack. Maybe some fruit or nuts, anything to take away that empty feeling.
Put on Your Running Shoes
Or dancing shoes or walking shoes, it doesn't matter. One of the best things to do to keep from overindulging is to do something active between dinner and dessert, or going back for seconds. Take a walk, hike up to that old hill you used to play on as a kid. Roam around outside, get some fresh air. Just move a little to help burn a few of those calories.
Say Yes to Veggies
Before putting anything on your plate, take a look at all your food options. Fruits and veggies are a great choice, and you can't go wrong with turkey either. Just shy away from the creamy sauces and gravies. That's where the calories hide out the most.
There's lots of ways you can still enjoy the holiday meal feasts and keep close to the realm of healthy eating. A visit to your local chiropractor could benefit, not only for your overall wellness, but they can provide tips on healthier eating as well.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pickerington, Ohio.