Monday, November 23, 2009

Being slim on Christmas day

christmas, dieting, christmas food, food, weight lost Christmas is coming up and I consider it important to talk on how to preserve your figure and not to gain lots of extra lbs during this holiday. Restricting yourself and not eating your favourite treats is not the right decision.

Don’t pounce on food

If you go to some party where a buffet will be, keep in mind the main rule: do not come there starving. Have a snack (it can be vegetable soup or vegetable salad) before you go. When you get there, I suggest you starting with low-cal food (again, vegetables or fruit are the best option) to fill your stomach a bit. Then switch to such food as chicken breasts or seafood like prawns or tuna. If you want to have a piece of bread, let it be brown or granary bread. Avoid eating white bread, garlic bread, sausages, mayo, potato, peanuts and cheese.

On Christmas day itself

It’s estimated that the average Brit consumes about 7,000 calories on Christmas Day. No wonder that after this holiday most women find it difficult to fit into their clothes such as jeans and pants. Firstly, don’t forget to have a substantial breakfast. It will be good for your stomach and won’t let you get hungry already in the morning and think of nothing but food. Breakfast also preserves you from overeating at lunch. In order not to long for high-cal food, drink a lot of water before the main meal – not less than 2 liters. Of course, Christmas can’t be celebrated without alcohol. However, do not forget that it has lots of calories in it. Nevertheless, if you want to get more fun, don’t forget to drink a glass of tap water before drinking alcohol – it will make you feel better in the morning.

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