Next week, the radio will start playing holiday music. Malls across America are already decorated. Face it — the holidays are here, whether you like it or not. People predict that they’ll gain anywhere from 1 to 10 pounds over the holidays. EW! And while it’s like, pretty impossible to resist all of the urges the holidays throw at you, (whether that’s due to stress or lack of self control) there are some things you can do to stop that holiday pudge from forming.
I don’t care how good you think dark meat is. It’s riddled with excess calories and saturated fat. If you’re having turkey this holiday season, stick to the lighter parts of the bird.
Plain Greek yogurt is healthy AF and works in any recipe that includes sour cream. Your holiday dip options are now limitless – yes, you can even have Buffalo Chicken Dip and still slut it up on New Years.
It’s literally white-bread soaked in butter and surrounded by like all of the worst vegetables. The same can be said for gravy. Do yourself a favor and have a cocktail instead.
A glass of wine is basically equivalent to a slice of pie, so really consider what you’d rather have. Tolerate your family with a slight buzz on, or feel bloated and spend the rest of the night worrying about the pie pooch? Stick to the betchy staples like a vodka club.
Duh, you’re not going to avoid all of the delicious calories the holidays have to offer. Use your brain, and don’t do stupid things like overload your plate with a mountain of mashed potatoes. I’m not saying skip the mashed potatoes. I’m saying approach with a level head, and use portion control.
Yeah, the holidays are all about being home and spending time with family and blah blah blah. When you feel like you’ve had too much family time, go for a run or do a quick workout to relieve the stress and burn off some calories.
Sure, we all want to get drunk during the holidays. Before you do, make sure you fuel up on “the good stuff,” like proteins, complex carbs, and veggies. This will help you battle off drunk snacking later, and keep you from hating yourself the next day.
Happy holidays, betches.