It was ten o ‘clock on Christmas morning and the gift was ransacked. The following day’s agenda: an enormous French toast and an omelette brunch. Or later, a delicious, rotting five-course dinner. Or – probably – both.
Don’t worry, we won’t tell you on Christmas day to follow a lot of dietary rules. If one day it can alleviate some serious slacking, that’s it. But, if you want to know in such a holiday for the center with food, you should eat what, in addition to the decadence of the main dishes, Cleveland, Weight Management, Partners, the company’s project director Barbara Dr Berkeley also Shared her advice.
If Christmas brunch isn’t part of your tradition, you might ask yourself, “have breakfast or skip breakfast?” Berkeley suggests the former: “starve yourself before a big meal to get you to eat later,” she said. Her advice? Eat high-protein and low-fat breakfast foods such as low-fat Greek yogurt. And resist the temptation to your coffee Christmas cookies: “sweet stimulate insulin, it can let you hungry,” Berkeley explained, “you may get a rebound hunger, and later on in every carbohydrates.
If you can exercise quickly, you can get the main bonus points. The energy boost will accelerate your metabolism.
After the feast
Light salt, sugar and processed foods, and choose salads and lean protein as leftovers for Christmas and the next day. Berkeley explains that most meals contain a lot of salt and sugar, so limiting them can now detoxify your body and help prevent weight gain. Of course, if you can, you can also do some exercise, even taking a walk with your family, and help your body adapt to excess food intake.
But most of all, relax. “Remember, we are designed to deal with feasts and famines,” said Berkeley. “As long as your diet and exercise strategy is healthy, your body can handle the holidays for a day or two, so enjoy!