With the upcoming holidays, it can be a time for us to forget about eating healthy and just go for the nearest candy dish or cookie jar. While these tasty treats may satisfy us for only a short time, they can have a last effect on our bodies. Of course, we would never suggest giving up sweets cold turkey, we do suggest that there are healthy options that you can make.
One of the biggest factors to consider when coming into these next few “sweet” months is the 80/20 rule. Even though we wanted to leave percentages and fractions back into our high school days, this one is great to always remember. When you are eating 80% healthy and 20% not so healthy, it keeps your mind and body at balance. Think of it as 1 cheat day a week or one small treat once a day! You can reward yourself after a long week of studying or client meetings with a tasty meal or maybe keep your 3 PM hunger at bay with a little snack.
Although, sometimes staying healthy is not always about keeping your food in check, it’s also about how many calories your alcoholic beverages contain. While it might sound like a good idea to have that extra glass of wine while curled up next to the fire, it really is not good. There are sugars and carbs in wine that can breakdown and have long term effects. Try switching up your holiday wine drinking with a healthy hydrating mixer like VLiNG Mixer!