Fiber For Good Health~ Prevent Excessive Holiday Weight Gain
During the holiday season eating can be a huge challenge.
Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, many of us would have gained one to two pounds unknowingly. The reason is due to the temptations to eat all the delicious foods prepared for holiday parties and dinners.
The extra weight gained seems to accumulate year after year. (And it is sometimes impossible to shed.)
We enjoy the holiday season, because it is a special time for family gatherings. A time filled with parties and lots of food and drinks. During the holiday season our health and our family's health is somewhat out of control. Those of us who are focused on complete nutrition, struggle the hardest with weight gain and the time limit it takes to shed those unwanted pounds.
We all tend to focus on our health and a complete nutrition plan during the non-holiday season. Our holiday meals can be healthier with proper planning. There are many healthy nutrition facts and foods that we can use to keep off the extra pounds.
Some of the healthy holiday foods include, salads, tomatoes, cranberries, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges and tangerines .
There are many nutrition facts available for each of the items listed above.
* Cranberries - 1 cup contains 18% of Fiber, Manganese and Vitamin C.
* Pumpkins - Contains Vitamin A. Great for eye health.
* Sweet Potatoes - Contains Potassium, Fiber and Vitamin C.
* Oranges and Tangerines - Contains Fiber and Vitamin C.
* Dark Green Leafy Vegetables - Dark green leafy vegetables are probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Vitamins, such as K, C, E, and B vitamins.
There are nutritious articles and nutritious facts to help in maintaining a healthy weight gain over the holiday season.
1. Eat light the day of a holiday event or party. Save your calories for the party.
2. Use a salad plate instead of a dinner plate. Smaller is better.
3. Go light on the starch.
4. Small servings are better. Including a dessert.
5. Choose a drink with fewer calories.
6. Move away from the foods. As they say out of sight means out of mind.
7. Drink lots of water.
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It is very difficult to avoid overeating during the holiday season. If you do slip up every now and then don't beat your self up. Be good to yourself. Remember that keeping a healthy diet throughout the holiday requires lots of work and a strong will power.
Always think healthy. Let the next meal be a healthy meal.