How not to spoil the figure for the New Year holidays?

We are all look­ing for­ward to the New Year hol­i­days to meet with fam­i­ly and friends, throw a noisy par­ty, and cel­e­brate the New Year prop­er­ly! And as expect­ed, of course, on the table there should be a tra­di­tion­al Russ­ian sal­ad, baked chick­en with apples, a fur coat and grand­moth­er’s com­pote. Noth­ing with­out it 🙂

how not to overeat


But each of us, at least once, but angry with our­selves after the end of the hol­i­days because we gained weight!

Sur­viv­ing the New Year hol­i­days and not gain­ing weight is a rather dif­fi­cult task, and even with an aster­isk, but it is quite pos­si­ble to cope with it. The main thing is to take into account a few sim­ple rules, thanks to which you will be able to pass all the tests for the will with dig­ni­ty, and your fig­ure will not suf­fer a bit!

If you are at a party


An abun­dance of var­i­ous snacks: hot dish­es and high-calo­rie desserts

1. Sit on the edge of the table, but not in the middle

Once you are in the cen­ter of the table, it will be very dif­fi­cult to resist the var­i­ous dish­es. If you set­tle down at the oth­er end of the hall, you will sim­ply be too lazy to go to the cen­ter for the main meal. How­ev­er, you can not sit all the time at the table, but move between col­leagues and friends. After all, snacks and alco­hol should not be a rea­son to get togeth­er, but a pleas­ant addi­tion to com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

2. Choose one dish

Many are accus­tomed to think­ing that if you try every­thing a lit­tle bit, then you will not eat too much. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this is an illu­sion. You can treat your­self to some­thing very tasty and high-calo­rie — but choose only one dish. Most peo­ple skip lunch before cor­po­rate par­ties in order to fill up with might and main in the evening.

Nutri­tion­ists note that this approach is very wrong and you should def­i­nite­ly eat at lunch. And all because a long break between meals exac­er­bates the feel­ing of hunger. In the end, you eat much more than on a typ­i­cal week­day for lunch and din­ner.

3. Drink wisely

We, of course, will not open Amer­i­ca to you, but once again we will remind you of this any­way! 🙂

Strong drinks con­tain much more calo­ries than low-alco­hol ones. Give pref­er­ence only to dry white wine, which has only 70 kcal.

Cock­tails, espe­cial­ly sweet ones, are very dan­ger­ous for the fig­ure, because they con­tain var­i­ous syrups and liquors, and these are just those very fast car­bo­hy­drates.

The con­ve­nience of dry white wine is that it can be stretched out for the whole evening, sip­ping in small sips. We still rec­om­mend not to allow gal­lant men to pour you a drink into a glass that has not yet been drunk, because then it is very easy to lose count and lose con­trol not only over calo­ries, but also over behav­ior.

how not to overeat on holidays


If you are in the mall


All around you are fast foods.

1. Don’t go to the mall hungry.

This rule should be your num­ber one pri­or­i­ty. Like a fad or a prin­ci­ple! Oth­er­wise, you risk being at the mer­cy of a burg­er or shawar­ma. The best experts in the fast food world are work­ing to make you lose your head from the smell of piz­za, fried chick­en and ham­burg­er. Only sati­ety can resist them!

Many nutri­tion­ists advise eat­ing a hearty meal before going shop­ping, and even if the food court can dis­tract you from shop­ping, you can drink nat­ur­al cof­fee — it will reduce your appetite. You can add milk to it, but in no case cream or sweet syrups.

2. Take something to eat with you.

Shop­ping before the New Year hol­i­days is always a spe­cial process. How­ev­er, no mat­ter how much we like it, often shop­ping can take sev­er­al hours, or even a whole day. As a result, you have to eat fast food, and even if you are for a healthy lifestyle.

To avoid this, you need to take apples or bananas, drink­ing yogurt or bread with you. And also try not to leave shop­ping until the last moment: if you spend the whole day in the mall, you won’t be able to get rid of apples and yogurt alone.

3. Chew gum

This process will allow you to proud­ly refuse sweets. In addi­tion, accord­ing to the results of the study, mint chew­ing gum has been shown to slight­ly sup­press appetite.

how not to overeat


Away at the festive table


An abun­dance of deli­cious food.

1. Bring your own 🙂

Of course, you should not bring duck with apples or sweet home­made cook­ies, which will be in bulk on the table any­way. Pre­pare a sal­ad or a light dessert at home. Thus, you will kill three birds with one stone: you will not come emp­ty-hand­ed, you will please the host­ess, who is already exhaust­ed with cook­ing, and most impor­tant­ly, you will be able to eat what she per­son­al­ly pre­pared from the most use­ful ingre­di­ents.

2. Start your meal with salads

Sand­wich­es with caviar, smoked meats, sauces, spices — appe­tiz­ers that whet the appetite. After you start with them, every­thing will end with hot and desserts. It is best to start with veg­eta­bles: cucum­bers, toma­toes, egg­plant or cab­bage. How­ev­er, these veg­eta­bles should not be canned because they are high in salt, which means you may expe­ri­ence flu­id reten­tion and swelling.

3. Control the amount eaten.

Have you been wait­ing for this moment for so long to final­ly treat your­self to some­thing deli­cious at the New Year’s table? Don’t deny your­self the plea­sure! You can lose your head with joy. True, your land­mark: palm. Eat as many snacks as you can fit in it. And also set aside large plates away from you, eat only from small ones. Accord­ing to the results of the study, a per­son eats less from a small plate.

When you come home from the cold


Fat­ty, high-calo­rie food with which you want to warm up.

1. Drink plenty of water

Due to the fact that in win­ter we wear warm clothes, we sweat more and the body los­es mois­ture. In addi­tion, in the heat, we usu­al­ly drink more water, and in win­ter we for­get about it. Thus it is very easy to con­fuse thirst with hunger.

Nutri­tion­ists advise warm­ing up with hot drinks: tea, cocoa or mulled wine made with juice.

2. Physical activity

Cold makes us think about food. How­ev­er, you can warm up in anoth­er way — phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion.

A few exer­cis­es on the legs, abs, but­tocks or light clean­ing in the apart­ment will serve as an excel­lent alter­na­tive to the process of eat­ing food.

3. Warm up with the right food

If you just came home and just at lunch or din­ner, the best “warm­ing” will be soup — meat or fish. You can also eat jel­lied meat and fat­ty fish with a light sal­ad for gar­nish.

Hap­py hol­i­days to you! 🙂

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