Did you eat a little too much during the holidays? Don’t worry; we all did. Do you want to get started on a post-holiday diet but don’t know where to start? Here’s how to start your post-holiday healthy eating.
Eat Proper Portions
You can eyeball your food into portions, or you can measure them out. The best way to determine your size portions is to think of your meat serving as a deck of playing cards. The rest of your plate should be low-calorie veggies and fruits. Broccoli, baby spinach, cauliflower, carrots, and cucumbers are low in fat and calories that you consume the calories by the time you’re done chewing them. So if you want to splurge, go for it with the veggies. Have a banana or other fruit for dessert or a snack during the day.
A fifteen-minute walk or session of aerobics or yoga three times a week is perfect for burning the right number of calories to help you drop a pound a week. Mix the healthy eating portion control with exercise, and you will find that your added pounds will melt off. Just start small. Anything you do will help. If you like to dance, turn up the music and dance. Make exercise enjoyable rather than a chore so that you will make it a habit.
The average person should be drinking at least eight glasses of water per day. However, expert trainers will tell you that it’s half your body weight in ounces per day. Start small by having a glass of water with your other beverage choice at each meal. Drink the water first before your meal so you will already feel full and won’t be urged to eat more than you need to. Most of the time when you’re hungry, your body is just thirsty.
If you make three meals a day, two snacks, and drink eight glasses of water a day, you are well on your way to healthy lifestyle. Add in the exercise, and you’ve got the best post-holiday diet to help you lose those extra pounds.