Conquer Unhealthy Holiday Treats
The holidays are a time for celebration, but all too often, it can be easy to overindulge in unhealthy foods. This year, why not make a change and conquer unhealthy holiday eating with a Keto-style diet? Keto is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that can help you achieve your health and fitness goals while still enjoying delicious holiday foods. With this guide, you’ll learn how to make healthy choices during the holidays and keep your diet on track. You’ll also find tips for prepping your meals ahead of time and creative recipes to help you stay on track. With a little planning and dedication, you’ll be able to conquer unhealthy holiday treats this season without sacrificing your health and fitness goals.
Culinary Holiday Parties
I worked for a company once that did a culinary holiday party. It was part team building part, eating, part partying. We were divided up into teams and each given a task to build the final meal which we would all share. It sounds like a lot of work but, it was fantastic.
Along those lines, above is a video to get your creative juices flowing. For many of us the holidays represent a time to backslide but, now you don’t have to lose all of your hard fought gains.
Here are 5 thoughts on how to keep this holiday a low carb one:
- Roast turkey with no-sugar added gravy
- Baked vegetables such as roasted Brussels sprouts, peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli
- Low-carb stuffing made with nuts, vegetables, and herbs
- Cheese plate with a variety of cheeses, olives, nuts, and pickles
- Low-carb desserts such as cheesecake, sugar-free Jell-O, or a fruit salad with coconut cream.
How to Eat Keto this Holiday
Here are some drinks pairings and dippings that go great with the above recipe:
Here are 3 drinks that go great with the Spicy Cheeseburger nachos
- Iced Tea
- Sparkling Water
Here are 3 low -carb things that pair great with the pigs wrapped in bacon
- Grilled asparagus
- Roasted Brussels sprouts
- Mashed cauliflower
Here are 3 low-carb ways to eat the Buffalo Chicken dip
- Use celery or bell peppers as dippers instead of chips.
- Serve it as a salad topping over a bed of greens.
- Use it as a spread in a lettuce wraps
Time-Restricted Eating and the Holidays
After all this if you still find yourself wanting to indulge, Time-restricted eating may be the solution to staying in ketosis
- Time restricted eating is a type of intermittent fasting where you limit your eating to certain hours of the day. It can be a great way to maintain your weight and health while still indulging in holiday treats.
- Start by setting a 12-hour eating window each day. For example, if you start eating at 12pm, you would stop eating by 12am. This means that you would only eat between 12pm and 12am each day.
- During each eating window, you can eat whatever you want. This includes holiday treats. This way, you can enjoy all the holiday foods you love while still maintaining your weight and health.
- Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, even when you’re not eating. Staying hydrated will help you to stay full and avoid overeating.
- Get plenty of sleep each night. Sleep is important for maintaining a healthy weight and good overall health.
- Exercise regularly. Exercise is a great way to stay fit and healthy, as well as burn off any extra calories from holiday treats.
By following these tips, you can use time restricted eating to eat whatever you want this holiday season while still staying healthy and maintaining your weight.
Conclusion: Conquer Unhealthy Holiday Treats
In conclusion, following a Keto lifestyle during the holiday season does not mean you have to miss out on all the holiday meals and treats. With a little bit of planning, you can conquer unhealthy holiday treats while still maintaining your health goals. With the right recipes, mindful eating, and portion control, you can conquer unhealthy holiday eating and still enjoy the holiday season.