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Eating Healthy During the Holidays

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There is a common dilemma for everyone trying to keep a healthy diet in the month of December. With all that delicious (and frankly, unhealthy) food around you, how do you enjoy a great holiday season with delicious meals and treats while trying to stick to a responsible eating plan? You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your holiday for health. Luckily, the Fieldstone Farm Blog has some tips for you to ensure that your Odenton, MD celebrations can be both healthy and tasty.

Eat in Advance
Starting with a healthy breakfast will go a long way towards your cause. After all, it’s the most important meal of the day! If you’re saving calories for a big meal, chances are you’ll actually end up eating way more calories than you would if you just ate on a normal schedule. Eat breakfast and make sure that you don’t walk into your holidays on an empty stomach.

Pitch in
If you’re not hosting the holiday dinner, call your host and offer to bring something along with you. This will not only be super helpful to your host, but it will also ensure that you have something that fits your exact dietary needs. Plus, there’s a very high chance that you’re not the only person there who’s going to want a healthy option.

Enjoy Yourself
At the end of the day, what matters most is having a good time with family and friends. So enjoy yourself! Eating healthy is super important, but in the long run, one day won’t set back all of the progress that you’ve made. If you want another slice of pie, then go grab it! Dieting should never be a painful process; it should be fun and fulfilling. Don’t go too crazy, but also don’t sacrifice a fun day for fewer calories — especially if denying yourself something simple and sweet leads to binging later.

What kind of healthy eating tips do you have this holiday season? Feel free to share with us what tricks you have. Thanks for taking the time to read our post this month at the Fieldstone Farm Blog. Be sure to check back next month for some more winter apartment hacks.