December 20, 2016, 15:14
A Christmas tree, champagne and a table bursting with goodies — without this it is impossible to imagine the New Year. But how to survive a series of feasts and then fit into your favorite jeans? We will show you how to avoid the unpleasant consequences of the New Year.
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Don’t sit down at the table hungry
This is perhaps the most important rule. In order not to greedily pounce on food at the festive table and avoid the unpleasant consequences of the New Year, eat something light one and a half to two hours before dinner: vegetable salad, cottage cheese or fruit. For half an hour, drink a glass of water (this will reduce the feeling of hunger) and eat a spoonful of honey — it partially neutralizes the effect of alcohol.
Choose colored utensils
Food on white dishes excites the appetite, but on the contrary, it restrains it. At least that’s what the scientists think. Especially good against overeating dishes of light green and blue colors. The diameter of the plate also matters. It shouldn’t be too big. Otherwise, you will be tempted to put more food on your plate.
On hot cook something light
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The ideal option is baked fish with vegetables (no more than 200 kcal per serving). Goose and pork are more high-calorie. And also harder to digest. If you can’t imagine a holiday without Olivier, put a minimum of potatoes in it and season with low-fat mayonnaise. Sausage or meat can be replaced with slightly salted salmon.
Be careful with alcohol!
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Alcohol increases appetite — it’s a scientific fact. So moderation and more moderation! Champagne and wines are better to choose dry (they have little or almost no sugar). For example, brut contains up to 6 g/l of sugar. Drink at least half a glass of water after each glass of alcohol. As for the norm, then, of course, everyone has their own. But for most women, the upper limit (which is followed by a hangover) is a bottle of wine or half a bottle of champagne.
Fruit instead of cake
Why not limit yourself to light desserts this time? Tangerines, fruit canapes, berry mousses are a great alternative to cream cake. A very easy dessert to make is orange ice cream. Carefully scoop out the pulp from the orange with a spoon. Clean it from grains and white films and cut. Stir with ice cream and fill the orange peel with this mixture. Sprinkle with grated dark chocolate.
These tips will help you celebrate the holiday in the best possible way and avoid the unpleasant consequences of the New Year.
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