Everything around is a harbinger of an approaching miracle-lights in the windows, mountains of ripe oranges, tangerines and persimmons, the aromas of spices that stretch out from behind the doors of coffee shops… In winter, there is such a dense concentration of holidays that one smoothly flows into another. Judge for yourself: we have two whole New Years at our disposal! But this automatically doubles the number of gifts and occasions to meet friends. The festive table is full of food and is a tribute to the wonderful traditions of hospitality. These days, few people just go for tea. Tea is accompanied by various more high-calorie dishes. And just try to refuse the treat: disrespecting the efforts of the hostess is a form of bad manners! And, in truth, it’s hard to resist the temptation to try the food…
How to get out of a series of vacations in good health?
1. Do not go to visit hungry!
The idea of not eating anything at all between “marathons of gluttony” does not stand up to any criticism. This eating behavior increases the risk of overeating. Going out hungry is not a good idea. Eat throughout the day, as usual, with five meals. Then at the festive table, you will not be visited by the idea of pampering yourself with everything.
2. Just a little bit at a time
Eat in small portions — the size of a palm. This is a proven dietary life hack, and the hostess will not be offended: you’ve tried everything, but not much.
3. The “formula” of water
Of the drinks, give preference to plain water. Juices and fruit drinks, especially packaged ones, contain too many carbohydrates. The amount of water consumed is calculated according to the formula 2: 1 to alcohol (for one glass of wine-two glasses of water).
4. Easier, but better!
If possible, eat simpler foods — a piece of baked meat in the oven is always better than a salad with mayonnaise. Try to eat more vegetables and fruits, the more the smell of tangerines charges a festive mood no worse than a piece of cake.
5. You still have time to deal with your gastrointestinal problems
Preparing for the holidays is a constant lack of time. It seems that in the last weeks of December, we can fit a whole “little life”. We buy gifts, choose outfits, have time to drop by a beauty salon, a grocery market… Figaro here, Figaro there! Stress and running around, coupled with food excesses, can provoke abdominal pain, and then, alas, in the New Year there will be no time for treats…
Heartburn, bloating-also unpleasant things. Here it is and the dress will fit the figure! If the experience of the past New Year suggests that your gastrointestinal tract will need help, contact a specialist in advance. In addition to diet, diet regimen, and lifestyle adjustments, he may recommend medication therapy.