• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
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So we all know how hard it is to maintain healthy eating habits during the holiday season, and you can’t say that you didn’t break down and have an extra cookie or glass of Grandma’s egg nog. We’re not going to write here that what you did was wrong and awful, because 1) we did it too and 2) it’s OKAY to cheat every now and then!  Now a week-long binder eating nothing but heavy and unhealthy foods is not a good thing, but an extra cookie isn’t going to kill you.

Hoping back on the health train though is what’s really the hardest part of the whole thing.  Luckily for you, we’ve found a ton of healthy eating tips (seventeen in fact!) that will not only keep you on the straight and narrow through the rest of this week and New Year’s, but will also have you starting the year off on a much better and healthier foot than usual. 

So sit back, relax, and read up, because with seventeen of these tips, we’ve got four blogs coming at you for the next four days leading up to New Year’s Eve.  Not only will you be feeling better about yourself (and trust us, you’ll physically feel better), but you’ll also look great to your CT general life insurance company as well.

One:  Cheating without going overboard.  Like we said earlier, it is the end of the world if you have an extra cookie or piece of cheesecake.  It’s when you have three pieces of cake and ten cookies that can cause some pant size issues.  In fact, studies have shown that people only gain roughly one pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  But don’t use that as your get-out-of-jail free card.  Pounds can really add up quickly if you aren’t careful.

Two: Skipping meals to make room for larger/higher caloric ones.  I’ve done this a bunch of times, so I’ll be the first one to raise my hand on this one.  You think you’re being smart to make up for the calorie intake on the big meal.  But this practice more often than not leads to overeating because you’re more hungry than you’d normally be.  Eat as you would normally throughout the day, and you’ll probably find yourself feeling better after a special meal than you would had you waited and then gone all out.

Three: Counting Cards? No, counting bites! It seems as though the general consensus around the nutrition world that your average bite of an appetizer is around sixty calories.  So think about that the next time you chose to have four or five mozzarella sticks or wings.

Four: Resist the sweets as best you can.  Well that’s a given, this much is known.  But don’t give into your cousin’s pie just because you may feel bad that they made it and you’re not eating it.  Trust me, that little bit of guilt feels a heck of a lot better than being uncomfortably full from that pie or cake.

The list continues on tomorrow…