Try this 5 Diet Tips to Spice Up Your Life This Christmas!
“Ho! Ho! Ho!” Isn’t that the sound of Christmas?
It’s everyone’s favourite holiday season and food is everywhere at Christmas! It is notoriously a time to indulge, but don’t let this be the green light to overindulge!
So here’s our nutritionist’s tips to help you enjoy Christmas without too much impact on your health and waistline.
- Eat the Rainbow
Oh yes, you can still eat the rainbow, but I don’t mean the rainbow candies. Create a plate full of fruits and vegetables from different colours! You can get cauliflowers as white, leafy green vegetables, carrots from orange group, red apples or tomatoes, and pretty purple eggplants! There is a plenty of choices to pick from!
- Spice Your Food
Malaysia is definitely a food paradise, and not to mention “Spicy Foods”, yumms! To boost your health, spice up your life! In other words, season your foods with herbs and spices. Not only it enhances flavour, spices contains high antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer potential. Indian cuisine especially uses turmeric, cayenne, cumin and peppers for great flavour!
- Go Easy On The Booze
We know that it’s the festive season and all you want to do is go bottoms up. So just make sure to keep tabs on how much you are drinking, and opt for non-alcoholic, non-sweetened beverages. Freshly squeezed fruit juices are as flavorful and refreshing as boozes, with more health benefits.
- Play Games
Staying active is a great way to keep the extra inches off your waistline! Involve some fun games and activities at your party or you can even organize a spinning party with your friends.
- Include Healthy Snacks
There are plenty of unhealthy snacks like cookies and chocolates to be available for you during holiday season. When treats are easy to access, you’re more likely to snack necessarily. So, be mindful of your snacking habits. A handful a day is a decent amount to snack on, with the right choice of snacks. Go for real foods like dried fruits, roasted nuts, seeds, or even fruits and vegetables dipped in vinegar.
Beyond the given tips, it’s also best to make sure you’re getting plenty of water and sleep during the holiday season. Control your portion and you may find that you’ve not only prevented weight gain but even lost weight! May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Liow Pui Kee
[BCs (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness Student]
(Love Earth Nutritionist)