With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to remain considerate of the type of foods you consume.
According to a recent Reader’s Digest report, the average American gains seven to ten pounds during the winter months.
Although most types of meals that are served during the holiday season tend to be packed with delicious flavors, it is important to avoid particular types of foods in order to prevent weight gain or type II diabetes.
Consider the following recommendations provided by the Chiropractors at AICA Snellville to see what you can do to support your personal health.
Get Plenty of Rest
Getting at least seven hours of sleep each night in order to fend off hunger cravings. Believe it or not, the amount of rest you receive directly impacts your metabolism levels, as those who sleep less than seven hours per night tend to consume more calorie-dense foods in order to improve their energy.
Be Weary of The Family Buffet
If one of your relatives is throwing a holiday buffet dinner, it’s important to know that the first types of food you add to your plate will most likely be completely consumed before you go back for seconds. This means that you should consider choosing healthier options by grabbing a plate full of veggies and white meat before reaching over to one of the pies.
Consider Consuming Appetizers Over Full Meals
Eating a few small plates worth of healthy foods is much better for your metabolism than eating large portions in one sitting.
The average adult consumes 3,000 calories when sharing a holiday meal with their loved ones. By choosing a smaller plate, you can cut this calorie count in half. Try to avoid sugary beverages that contain artificial flavors and empty calories and instead choose all-natural beverages or water.
Prepare Your Own Meal Ahead of Time
Making your own healthy meal ahead of the holiday dinner you plan on attending is a great way to address your hunger without over indulging.
Learn More About Weight Management and Diabetes Prevention from AICA Snellville
The Chiropractors at AICA Snellville have served the greater community for over 20 years and are able to provide various solutions that ensures your overall health remains intact.
From nutritional and diet support to spinal adjustments, we know how to help you create a routine that is mindful of your physical, emotional, and mental health.
Where other forms of traditional medicine focus on addressing symptoms, our approach to health and wellness sees us provide holistic solutions that focus on preventative care.
At AICA Snellville, our Chiropractors are determined to help you live life to the fullest!
You can learn more about our services and techniques, or other great nutritional information by scheduling an appointment with our office. Simply fill out our online application or give us a call at 404-889-8826.