Before the New Year, we lose weight, on a festive evening we indulge in too much (in terms of nutrition, what did you think?) And already on January 1 we are again thinking about what to eat with fewer calories. In this article, we will try to figure out how to plan a diet during the holidays.
Let’s start with the main thing: the diet for December 31 should not differ from your usual type of food. I remind you of this, because many do this: they starve during the day, and under the chimes they begin to eat all the delicacies that are within reach of the table. The consequences of such a scenario can be unpleasant – from bloating to indigestion.
Try to organize a suitable diet for yourself from the morning of December 31. For example, it could be like this:
breakfast – two eggs, toast with cottage cheese and fish or turkey, you can add vegetables or cook porridge with honey, berries or nuts; lunch – vegetable salad with the addition of boiled chicken or turkey, with sesame or cheese, but the best option is low-fat broth; snack – fruits, natural yogurt, nuts, vegetable slices.
As strange as it may sound now, don’t cook a lot of food. If you plan to make Olivier or any other salad, proceed from the number of guests. Try to cook not in reserve, but for a day, maximum two. So you are guaranteed not to overeat.
Give up semi-finished products, put more fresh vegetables and fruits on the table – this will allow you to fill up faster due to the abundance of fiber. Do not forget about fish, caviar, shrimp – these products not only look good on the festive table, but are also healthy due to the content of fatty acids, tryptophan, iodine, vitamins C, D and group B.
After New Year’s Eve, gradually return the diet to normal, especially if you have not denied yourself anything.
Try to eat fewer sweet, starchy, salty, and fatty foods. Although all this should not be completely prohibited, because strict restrictions can spoil the festive mood and sooner or later lead to a collapse. Add brightly colored vegetables and fruits to the menu—they’re packed with winter-needed vitamins, phytonutrients, and minerals. Limit your alcohol intake. Many will say to this that it is unrealistic to spend the New Year holidays without sparkling. If it really does not work at all, do not drink more than a couple of glasses and do not mix soda with other carbonated drinks: this will speed up the intoxication process and can lead to consequences such as insomnia, decreased activity and drowsiness. Give preference to “calm” wines. Move more. Walking, skating and skiing – physical activity not only helps to keep fit, but also normalizes the general condition.