5 Dieting Tips for the Holiday Season

With big family dinners to attend, cookies, pie and other carbolicious treats being thrown in front of you in heaping amounts, it is tough to stick your fat burning diet during the holidays. It’s seems almost impossible to resist all the delicious morsels that abound during the holiday season. If you have trouble dieting during the holidays, here are five tips that will help you stay on the wagon.

A meal at the court of Emperor Ferdinand I, 1558.

5 Tips To Help With Big Family Dinners

Indulge Yourself Responsibly

It is difficult to smell the delicious aroma of food during big family dinners and not yearn to give in; especially when everyone else is in an eating frenzy. The solution here is portion control. Allow yourself a small amount of meat and stuffing or mashed potatoes. Have a little bit of yams if you like. Just keep your portions of these items small and eat much larger portions of healthier fat burning foods like vegetables and salads so you don’t walk away from the table hungry.

Don’t skip breakfast or lunch because you plan on eating a big dinner. By the time you sit down to eat dinner your resolve will be considerably weaker because you’ll be ravenous. Have your regular breakfast and lunch as well as some healthy snacks throughout the day so that you are not so hungry when the big meal comes.

Drink Plenty of Water

While this is probably already part of your fat burning diet plan, drinking lots of water is especially important during the holiday season. Water helps you feel full so that you’ll be less inclined to fill your plate with foods that aren’t on your diet. Drinking water during the meal will also help you pace yourself so that you don’t overindulge.

Resist Peer Pressure

If you are dining with family and/or friends, some hosts may feel that you don’t like their cooking if they see you eating very little. They might even, literally, put food in front of your face and say, “Eat up, there’s plenty here.” The best way to avoid this is to explain to the host, before the meal, that you are on a fat burning diet and you hope that he or she doesn’t mind that you have to limit how much of his or her scrumptious food you can eat.

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Don't Succumb To Peer Pressure

Forgive Yourself

If you make a mistake and eat too much at a holiday event, don’t use it as an excuse to go off your diet for the rest of the holiday season. Stick to the game plan. If you have an off-day, try to make up for it by cutting some calories or adding extra fat burning exercise to your routine for a few days. Never skip meals to make up for mistakes the day before, though. Don’t let one slip-up be an excuse to give up on your fat burning diet altogether.

Sometimes dieters feel guilty during the holiday season because they have to limit how much they eat while everyone else is spoiling themselves. Keep your goals in mind and use these helpful tips so that you can enjoy yourself guilt-free. If you can resist temptation, you’ll make it through the holidays healthier and happier.

About the Author: Tony Smith is a full-time writer and knows what it is like to deal with the added stress of the holidays. He enjoys writing about health, fitness, and personal finance and frequently contributes content to creditloan.com.

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During the holiday season, social gatherings abound, with their endless buffets overflowing with temptations. Instead of avoiding the sweets altogether, why not just pare down?

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