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Although it seems like an impossible task, there are several ways to prevent weight gain during the big holiday meals.
Many times, we are thinking months before Christmas and New Year´s how we will do not eat so much and avoid gaining weight. When we go to the house of our relatives or friends, we see the tables overflowing with different and delicious dishes and our stomach does not seem to resist. However, there are ways to accomplish our mission.
After holiday dinners, our stomach is distended. In other words, when we eat more than our stomach can accommodate, the dilation is very large (it can triple its normal size) and that is when we begin to notice discomfort, heartburn, and reflux. This dilation presses on the diaphragm and oppresses the lungs, so our breathing worsens. Therefore, a good suggestion would be to avoid eating so much.
In case you cannot control your intake, you can start planning your purchases so that you don't cook too much, but just the right portions for the dinner guests. At this point, it is very important to keep a calm mind, as planning a holiday dinner adds to our daily obligations and our work.
For our planning to be successful, it is important to prioritize vegetables in our meals. Vegetables are the ideal accompaniment to all our dishes and that can significantly lower calories. You can also choose to ingest carrot sticks or peppers in case hunger strikes.
But, following the pattern of planning, it is important to combine the starters, first and second courses, and dessert well so as not to go over calories. And it's a good exercise not to do the same as the other diners, in case they overindulge in their meals.
This is because our brain leads us to imitate what those who are next to us or right in front of us do. Therefore, if you eat nougat or marzipan at home ... you will end up doing it. Unless you know and slow it down. Knowing it will help you so that when you are at the table (also in the next few days) you do not eat as fast as others do.
To avoid adding to the worry about not gaining weight the stress of the preparations, it is important to involve the family in the organization of a holiday dinner (that everyone contributes ideas and that everyone helps to put them into practice). Whoever does not wish to do so should not do so, but then will not have the right to complain.
If we do everything alone, that feeling of nervousness will make, at the end of the day, our minds ask for security. And find it in food. That is, they will increase the calories than before the holidays begin.
Another good suggestion is to have a snack kit ready. It is very easy to prepare fruit and vegetable chips. It is enough to make apple or banana slices; baked eggplant or zucchini. And all this with almost no calories.
So if you think this is a helpful way for you to improve the way you have always been eating during holidays, then share our tips and also follow our related articles.