Monday, December 15, 2014

10 Simple Ways to Avoid Healthy Weight Gain

5. Use smaller plates.  When you pile a large plate full or turkey and dressing it can quickly add up.  If the plate is smaller, the amount of food you can fit on it is also smaller.  

6. Sneak in extra veggies!  Mix pureed veggies into casseroles or sneak them into starchy potato dishes. Adding veggies will increase fiber, which helps make us fuller.

7. Wait 15 to 20 minutes before asking for seconds.  If you give your tummy some time, you just may realize you're fuller than you first thought. Don't rush the second servings and you may not even need them.

8. Cave in to cravings.  Sounds crazy, right?  If you listen to your cravings and just have a small amount it will be better than trying to disregard your cravings all together.  If you try to over look cravings, you may try to eat something else instead and end up still eventually giving in.  There's no need for all those extra calories.  Just give in and have a small portion.

9. Chew gum.  Chewing gum will keep your mouth 'busy' and keep sugar cravings at bay.

10. Say no to alcohol.  Calories and carbs in alcohol add up FAST.  Try to keep your alcohol intake at a minimum, sine you're, most likely, indulging a little more than normal already.

Come back tomorrow to learn more tips for surviving & thriving during the holidays!! ~Kendra~

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