The festive season has arrived and this is the time of the year when the zipper on your dress and the springs in your bathroom scale start getting nervous. A busy social calendar can be daunting if you are trying to stick to a healthy diet. While you need to allow yourself the occasionally indulgence, it can be difficult to restrain yourself when you’re surrounded by scrumptious festive treats. So here are a few diet tips by Dietician in Mumbai GeetanjaliAhujaMengi for you to survive the holiday parties.
GET ADEQUATE SLEEP
Rest well the night before a party by getting at least seven hours of sleep. A recent research shows that after a short night’s sleep, adults ate about an extra 300 calories and tended to choose high-calorie foods. When women do not get adequate sleep they may feel less full after eating, while men tend to have an increased appetite. By getting your rest, you’ll save calories and make healthier choices.
Choose your first serving wisely. Studies by Clinical Nutritionist in Bandra suggest that you tend to consume the largest quantity of the foods you eat first, so set yourself up by starting with something low-calorie. Try fresh veggies over chips to save 120 calories per serving.
Choose thin, tall glasses because we tend to pour more alcohol into squat, short glasses. Alternate each alcoholic drink with a glass of water and ease the inevitable hangover.
DOWNSIZE YOUR PLATE
Pick a smaller plate to trick your brain into thinking you are eating more. Research suggests that the average number of calories eaten at a holiday dinner is shockingly high, and that does not count the pre-dinner snacking. Pick a salad plate instead of a dinner plate and cut down the calories.
Take smaller bites and sips to trick your brain into eating fewer calories. When you take nibbles and chew your food longer, your brain thinks you’ve eaten more. So nibble, don’t gobble. By taking smaller bites and chewing more, you’ll naturally eat less.