5 Tips To Avoid Holiday Overeating
Happy Holidaysssss toooo youuuuuuuu!
by Tai Brown • Taime out Massage Owner
Holidays should be a happy time but for most dolls? The foodie panic attacks kick in and they start stressing over their body investments— having to pick between wanting to eat Grandma’s apple pie snacks vs wanting to look like a snack.
Wanna gift your waistline some grace? Stressing out about gaining weight during the holidays? These expert tips can help you enjoy the season without putting on the pounds and hating yourself for it later.
Cruise through these plastic surgery foodie recommendations and be an Sx Holiday Hero, maintaining your results throughout this festive seasons.
1. Are You an Emotional Eater?
If you are an emotional eater, the holidays and the stress that comes with them can trigger overeating if you are not careful. It is not always about the food. For some people, just being with family during the holidays is enough to cause them to overeat. If your family causes you stress and anxiety, try limiting the time you spend with them—or consider announcing a text-free day (or afternoon) occasionally to give yourself a break from upsetting family interactions via your smartphone. Try planning something enjoyable after a family gathering so you have something positive to look forward to. Keeping busy, especially with nonfood activities before the holidays, can also be a helpful way to not build up a lot of anticipation about how it’s going to go.
2. Take a holiday hall pass— on a spoon
Give yourself permission to eat anything you want, in small portions, as long as you start filling up on healthy food first. Get a plate and one spoon for each dish you want to try. Scoop one spoonful of each dish and place the full spoon on the plate. As you try each spoonful? Drink three gulps of water in between.
3. No starving allowed
It slows down your metabolism. Don’t make a mistake many people make around the holiday season: Don’t starve yourself all day in anticipation of eating a holiday meal or party food. Eat normally and have a small snack before you go to keep your hunger under control.
4. Skip the booze
it’s not worth it and it lowers your willpower and self-control. It’s easy to let your hair down like Don Lemon on New Year's Eve, except Don didn’t just invest in a Lamborghini body. Stay aware of the calories you drink— egg nog calories are rude and yummy and sneaky sneaky!
5. Get a smaller plate
Your stomach is legit the size of your fist. We load up the foodage and make it fit but realistically? Just get a smaller plate— your body doesn’t want to work that hard processing all of that food late in the day anyways.
Drink water like its going out of style. Flush out the low vibrations, high salt, and carbs with more water.
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About the author
International massage therapist who’s career has evolved from sports massage, to oncology massage, to leading the industry in postOperative care and body contouring, specifically pertaining to plastic surgery. Tai is the owner of Taime out Massage Studios and a Tributo partner.