As we know that it is impossible to give up a Christmas meal, we are going to give you some nutritionist tricks to avoid gaining pounds and not getting fat this Christmas.
If you can not beat them, join them. Well, that is precisely what we plan to do this Christmas. Because although we have set out to lead a healthy lifestyle, the truth is that we can do little to avoid skipping the diet during these dates. And as giving up celebrations is not an option, we have decided to draw up a plan to avoid gaining pounds this Christmas. As? With the help of the simple tips given by the dietitian and nutritionist Susie Burrell (the Australian Carlos Rios ), which we have found so easy to follow that it is worth putting them into practice.
1. Start the day with a great breakfast
It has always been said that it is the most important meal of the day and on these dates, also, it can prevent you from being filled at Christmas dinners. “An abundant breakfast can be the key when it comes to losing weight, as it speeds up the metabolism and can help you with burning calories during the day,” explains the nutritionist.
He recommends taking early foods such as bananas and eggs. Thus we will arrive at the table without hunger. “Fasting can work for some people, pro if you feel hungry in the morning or are used to exercise, have breakfast. Write products rich in fiber and protein on your list, ”he recommends. “A banana and yogurt smoothie or a couple of eggs with a fruit salad can leave you satisfied all morning.”
2. Do not eat after 1:00 p.m.
Something that can be applied especially to dates like New Year’s Eve, where we know with certainty that the banquet will be abundant. “Having lunch before 1:00 pm helps reduce cravings for sugar and junk food,” explains the expert. This way we will make sure we have done the digestion well and not feel so heavy during dinner. “A simple salad is not enough. Try to make a substantial meal of about 350-400 calories. ”
3. Cut dinner in half
If you know that a good celebration awaits you the next day, try to reduce the calories of your dinner the night before. Burrell advises to drink something light before bedtime: “A small dinner will ensure that you wake up hungry to later have a hearty breakfast,” he says. “It will help you achieve a calorie deficit and therefore a weight loss as a result.”
And yes, it is true that if you are going to give yourself a feast later, the weight loss may not occur, but of course, you will save the increase.
4. Avoid liquid calories
We tend to pay attention to what we eat, but not what we drink. And in a simple coffee, there may be more calories than a Christmas dinner entree. The nutritionist gives the example of drinks (usually sugary) that are taken in establishments such as Starbucks or Costa Café. “Many people do not realize the calories that can be in a cappuccino,” he explains.
And we should not only avoid them during the day, also at dinner or Christmas food. Changing wine, beer or glasses of alcohol for water can help us avoid gaining weight these dates.
And we will also do our health a favor.
Fat burning vegetables not to gain weight at Christmas
The holidays arrive and with them, the excesses. We have some tricks so that the three kilos of Christmas rigor does not reach your life. Take note.
Although the other day we already told you some of the best tips to prepare our body for the Christmas excesses, when it comes to the ‘eaters’ of these dates, there is never enough advice to try to make the body (and the silhouette) suffer as little as possible We are not talking about extreme diets that do not allow you to indulge yourself, these dates are to be enjoyed, yes, in moderation.
Therefore, we must have some guidelines in mind so that one of the purposes of the new year is not to ‘lose all the weight I have gained since December 20’.
Although sometimes it is difficult, we must know how to say no. Book for special occasions and be careful with alcohol, since they are empty calories. Still, certain foods can become your allies to burn fat. In this case, the vegetables. We have selected the ones you are sure to have at home and that will help you lose fluid, burn fat and accelerate the metabolic process. They are not magical, but they help.
Artichokes: due to its diuretic effect and its low caloric intake, they are a rich and satiating vegetable, perfect as a first course or side dish.
Asparagus: Like artichokes, they also have a powerful diuretic effect and a high fiber content.
Chard and spinach: they may not be the most appetizing dish for Christmas, but their properties improve in intestinal transit.
Leek, celery, and cucumber: like the vegetables mentioned above, they are durético, so they help to eliminate accumulated liquids. Celery is perfect for serving as a crudité, as is cucumber, which is very low in calories and 99% water.