The festive seasons comes with lots of surprises. For anyone trying to shed some weight, it can be one of the most trying times to stay focused. The all the mince pies, pizzas, chocolate and of course some beer, it can be hard for anyone to stay true to their weight loss agenda. If you do not want to start the new year with more pounds, you can always have a real time in a way that will not be detrimental to your health.
Weight management during the festive season
Have something before the party
Before going to any party, it is advisable to have something. You know what can happen if you went for a party with hunger biting. The idea is to avoid hunger to sabotage your weight resolution. When half full, you will only eat a huge portion. You also need to eat foods you enjoy and not anything that comes your way.
If you are eating a buffet, it is advisable to have everything you want on the plant. Once you have what you need, you should avoid going back for another round as it could just mean more calories into your body. By plating up, you will know how much you have eaten. This will take cares of the guilt that always comes after one has overeaten.
Balance your portion sizes
Balancing meals is like eating strategically. If you are trying to cut some weight, it is not wise to always fill your plate. Instead, you should adopt a strategy in the way you eat. The idea is to have little amounts before the main dish. For instance, if you are going for a dinner, you should prepare for it by having a lighter lunch. This way, you will be balancing your meal instead of eating heavily.
Don’t be overly critical on yourself
Things are bound to go wrong at some point. As such, you should be over critical about yourself when you eat a lot. This is quite important since it might only lead to emotional eating, which has the effect of making thing worse.
When Christmas is around the corner, you need to find some motivation that will help you stay true to your weight loss agenda.