We are approaching the holidays. New Year’s Eve on December 24th, Christmas, New Year … the days follow one another and also the meals! When you are on a diet, temptation is at its peak and weight gain awaits you. In order not to deprive yourself, Fourchette & bikini helps you to moderate yourself. How ? Follow us in this article, we will explain everything!
The aperitif: a real ambush!
It all starts with a glass of champagne, mulled wine and some pastries … From the beginning of the evening, thealcohol flows freely and the buffet is already well stocked. Toast, canapés, verrine, but also aperitif cakes and foie gras lollipops, it must be admitted, there are few vegetables and healthy products. As a guest, you’ll have to make do with what’s on offer if you stick to your plan. First of all, you can bite into an apple, eat an egg or swallow a few tablespoons of fromage blanc before leaving, so as not to arrive on a completely empty stomach. It will be easier to give up devouring the whole buffet. To quench your thirst, avoid chaining glasses of alcohol. Abuse is not good for your health or waist. We tell you more in the article “quitting alcohol to lose weight: a good idea?”. Avoid spirits and overly sweet cocktails. Prefer one diet drink. If you still want to toast with a glass of alcohol, choose wine, champagne or beer. These are low calorie spirits. Alternate with many glasses of water. Even at the table, it also limits the consumption of alcohol in favor of water. It will not make your evening any less festive and you will also be able to enjoy it more and without regrets! To give yourself good things to snack on, don’t forbid it smoked salmon toast or foie gras, but relax by alternating with verrine or spoonfuls of vegetables and light morsels. Save space for the rest of the meal.
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Moderate during the meal
It is not uncommon during the holiday season to pile up plates. Various appetizers, dishes rich in cream, butter or filling. Be satisfiedan appetizer and a main dish. Don’t spare yourself, even if we invite you to “finish, because we won’t leave it”! You prefer them vegetables with starches if you have the choice and don’t overload the dish with sauce. If you are offered several appetizers or dishes, go for seafood, fish, poultry and rabbit because these are the low calorie dishes.
The final line: manage the dessert!
You haven’t made any mistakes so far, but there’s still dessert. 13 sweets, puff pastry, cakes, fruit … without forgetting some sweets and chocolates. How can you resist? To close holiday meals, high-fat recipes are often chosen. If the dessert is unique, settle for a small portion of tree trunk. It is better to give in to temptation than to leave frustrated. If, on the other hand, you are offered more sweets, choose the one or those based on fruit or sorbet. You can also bite into a clementine and some dried fruit, but be light. Almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts are good for your health, but they will be caloric if consumed in excess. To think about something else, chat or go dancing! Moving will remain a wonderful way to burn off some of the accumulated calories.
And then ?
Moderating yourself during the holidays also means paying attention to your diet throughout the day. From breakfast to dinner, now or never adopt a healthy and balanced diet. Consume plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables for their vitamin and mineral intake, and opt for fiber-rich foods such as whole grains. Since you don’t have to eat meat with every meal, this holiday season can be an opportunity to try delicious vegetarian recipes.
When the holiday season is over, why not start detoxifying cure ? Green tea, apples, healthy foods … The goal is not so much to lose weight, but above all to find an inner balance.