During the holiday season, we get so used to gulping down goodies that our bodies become virtually addicted to high calorie fare. The result: a wider waistline, lethargy, bloating and cravings. Here, a back-on-track plan to help you rebound fast!
Day 1: Banish Bad Food Cravings
End overeating for good with these satisfying, study-endorsed slimmer.
- Add two eggs to your morning. Study showed that women who ate two eggs every morning consumed 300 few calories a day and lost 65% more weight than those who are a bagel. Worried eggs may up your heart disease risk? Good news: At the end of study, none of the egg-eating dieters had higher levels of cholesterol.
- Pine for pine nuts. These little numbers can reduce appetite by a whopping 60% for up to four hours, according to a recent research from the Netherlands. These nuts are naturally high-cal, so a little goes a long way. To get the benefit, simply much on a teaspoon’s amount daily.
Day 2: Lose That Lethargy
The ingredients in many holidays’ faves can send blood sugar up, then down – making you feel tired and draggy. To recharge, much on these;
- Seek out citrus. Vitamin C-rich fruits have been proven to boost energy. Consume at least three serving of citrus a day.
- Get fishy. The heart-healthy omega-3 fats many fish contain are also known to balance blood sugar. Aim for two to three 3-ounce servings a week
Day 3: Banish Bloat
The sodium levels in many dishes can cause out bodies to retain water, resulting in a weight gain up to four pounds.
- Down more water. For maximum results, aim for 10 glasses daily. This helps to flush out water retaining toxins that come from a high-fat diet.
- Savor every bite. Speed eating can cause you to swallow more air, which can lead to bloating. Eat slowly. Women who chew at least 20 times per bite of food consume 210 fewer calories a day.
Ideal Meal Plan
The healthiest foods include fresh salad with vinaigrette, fresh fruit salad, lean ham and pasta salad. Unhealthiest foods are those that are prepared with cream sauce, food items that are deep-fried and topped with too much sugar.
BONUS HEALTHY RECIPE: Beef Ginger with Stir Fried Vegetables. Enjoy your steak using one of the steak knives mentioned here.
Takes: 15 minutes
Makes: 3 servings
Ingredients: 220 grams beef, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 small julienned onion, 1 small piece peeled and julienned ginger, 2 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 small carrot peeled and julienned, 5 to 6 pieces asparagus and 1 cup bean sprouts.
- Season beef with salt and pepper. Fry to medium doneness.
- Saute onion and add ginger, beef, oyster sauce, and spring onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
- Saute garlic in a pan and add vegetables, oyster sauce and a little chicken stock. Cook for one minute.
Smart food choices let you enjoy the holiday feasts and still control the calories.