If you’ve ever tried to lose weight during the holiday season, you know how hard it is to avoid overeating and splurging at the dessert table. I, personally, load up on carbs. I LOVE mashed potatoes, stuffing and red velvet cake, which is really bad for someone who is pre-diabetic!
So, is it even possible to lose weight during the holidays?
Yes, and here are a few tips to help you to lose weight this upcoming holiday season… or at least help you avoid gaining weight!
1. Don’t Combine Alcohol and Dessert
As much as you want to, don’t drink your alcohol with your pumpkin pie. Try to have one or the other, but if you feel you have to have both, space out alcohol and cake by a couple of hours. Eating both together will cause your body to go straight into fat storing mode.
2. Eat Slowly
Savor each bite. Really enjoy your meal. Studies have shown that people who are mindful while they are eating, not only eat less, but are also more satiated after a meal.