Christmas time is certainly an extremely difficult time for all people who are on a diet. How can you resist delicious dumplings filled with fat and cabbage? How do you pass by baked fish indifferently? One of a kind poppy seed cake? The fact that the holidays are magical and unique, that they provide us with a unique aura and atmosphere, everyone knows. However, if for many weeks we have been sticking to the diet to achieve the desired final effect, this Christmas time seems to be very difficult, even painful, especially for our taste buds. In this article, we’ll try to suggest what to prepare to be able to eat with taste, but without absorbing a million calories. Ready?
Some people decide to deviate from the norm for three days, others do not want to lose what they have been working for a long time. What to do? It’s true that traditional Christmas cuisine is not the healthiest and low-calorie. As for the holiday season, we only have fatty foods, wheat flour dishes, as well as sweet cakes with creams. There is also a large amount of mayonnaise and of course alcohol. They have nothing to do with the lightness of the dishes. So what if we want to eat well but don’t want to supply our body with millions of calories?
Without a doubt, replacements are a very good idea. Thanks to them, we can focus on healthy solutions, while still fully satisfying our taste buds. So what should you choose?
● Dumplings instead of wheat flour can be made from wholemeal or buckwheat flour and completely give up onions and fat.
● Instead of breaded and deep-fried, fish can be baked in the oven or steamed. It will taste delicious either way.
● Instead of adding mayonnaise to salad, replace it with something like natural yoghurt, cottage cheese or simply serve it without anything in the form of vegetables only.
How to approach Christmas in terms of food?
If we prepare holidays at home, maybe it’s worth focusing on their originality and choosing healthier dishes that will surprise our guests? And if we go to someone, we can forget about the box diet and healthy meals for a while, and try a variety of dishes, but beware – in moderation. This is the most important thing. You should remember that. Let’s eat, and do not push ourselves so that we can barely button up our pants. Let’s eat, but not so that it will be difficult for us to get up from the table. And in addition to food, definitely worth putting on and a bit of movement. Of course, we will not make you go to the gym or run 15 kilometers to lose excess weight. For example, just go for a long family walk, and it will certainly be a much better way to spend your free time than sitting on the couch. When it comes to alcohol, it’s worth giving up because it’s not a good idea if you’re on a diet. It provides many, empty and unnecessary calories, so if we want to eat well, maybe instead of alcoholic drinks, let’s stick with water.
Christmas time is an extremely magical period. We should spend it among those we really love. And even if we are on a diet and do not want to completely devote ourselves to the fever of holiday dishes, it’s worth following these tips. Let’s make a light version of our Christmas Eve dishes, and if we are going to someone as guests, we help ourselves, but in moderation. If we approach the subject in this way, then we will definitely be 100% satisfied, the holidays will pass wonderfully, and we, by entering the scale afterwards, will still be where the holidays began.