The holidays are a great time to take a break, kick back, and enjoy the company of friends and family. There are a lot of different reasons to love this time of year. After all, the weather is crisper, the leaves change colors, and there is more time to relax and enjoy life. That being said, the holiday are also a prime time for people to gain weight.
With all of the extra large and luxurious meals come the extra pounds. Looking at it pragmatically, such times create a perfect set of circumstances for weight gain. Meals are going to be heavier (especially on the holidays themselves) and people are not going to be as active. Therefore, metabolisms are going to be reduced and the natural opportunities to work off weight are going to be much less present in these situations.
As such, it is a good idea to come up with a healthy diet plan for these times during the year. While we do not suggest skipping Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner (far from it), people can balance the excesses with good dietary habits as well as healthy food. Coming up with a plan of action is the best way to set up a diet and to be successful with it.
Consider eating more leafy green and purple salad during this season, as well as eating fruit throughout the day. These are good alternatives to completely filling up and encourage good digestion and better conversion of food into energy. Eat lighter in order to encourage better results for your body.
Like everyone else, we eagerly look forward to the holidays in order to get some rest and enjoy the company of loved ones. Make the extra effort to eat well during the non special days in order to get better weight results. It is very much worth it.