As the weather gets colder we add layers of clothing. Makes sense. But those layers can also serve as a perfect excuse to let your diet. Since you’re not watching your waistline expand, it’s not really happening.
Except it is, and you’re going to have to deal with it.
But then you’re distracted by things like the delicious edibles and baked goods at fall BBQs and tailgates, or Octoberfest, or pumpkin beers, or — hell, there are a zillion excuses. Here are four easy things you can do to eliminate those excuses and keep your waistline in check.
#1. Don’t Go A Holiday Party Starving
In the same way it’s an awful idea to go to the grocery store hungry, don’t go to a party hungry. Especially during the holidays, you’re going to suck up those sugary and fatty treats like a hoover. Booze may make you think you’re cooler and funnier, but it also lowers you inhibitions (hence why some women look amazing at 2 a.m. but not 2 p.m.). If you’re hungry and tipsy, you’re going to pig out. Period.
#2. Go Easy On The Pumpkin-Flavored Foods and Drinks
Whether it’s a pie or a coffee, pumpkin-flavoring in the form of syrups or artificial ingredients are typically packed with sugar and fat. We’re not saying to avoid it at all costs, but go easy. Pumpkin seeds, on the other hand, are a great snack that are full of protein.
#3. Stay Off The Sauce
The BBQ sauce. Most are made with molasses or loaded with sugar and sodium. Know what too much sodium does over time? Stroke, high blood pressure, and kidney stones. Instead, go with hot sauce. The cayenne pepper can even slightly improve your metabolism. #6. Dessert With Care
#4. Stay Away From Canned Soup
The sodium content is typically off the charts. You can make your own soup and it’ll be way healthier. Use chicken or veggie broth, chop up some veggies, and boom! you got yourself a delicious soup.
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