As the holidays approach, some people worry about how they can best stick to their diets. With so much temptation around, you might be looking for a little extra help on how to keep your waistline.
Those who attend many holiday parties might want to consider snacking wisely and sticking to a normal eating routine, HealthDay advises. Take a balanced sample from any holiday buffet, and add some kind of vegetable, protein and complex carbohydrates to your meal.
Another way to stay lean is to try sipping green tea instead of eggnog. This all-natural beverage may promote weight loss and help people maintain their weight. If you don’t enjoy the taste, consider taking a look at green tea vitamin supplements.
Concerned about holiday party foods? Try to bring your own healthy dishes where possible and stick to the simpliest foods on offer. While it may not be the season for salads, pickled veggies and casseroles can be hearty and low calorie.
A recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) study indicates that vinegar may aid feelings of satiety and help stabilize blood sugar levels. This may help avoid the blood sugar crash—and subsequent desire to eat more. For those who don’t like a vinegary taste, look for supplements or pills instead.