by Fittie Sense

“Christmas calories don’t count”

“It’s the holidays, it ok!”

You’re going to hear a lot of this with the festive season ahead. Don’t be fooled!

With temptation all around, think about balance to avoid the holidays throwing you off-track. Here are some of our mindful tips for a happy and healthy Christmas:

  1. Question the menu when eating out. Ask the restaurant how the dishes are prepared so that you can make informed decisions when ordering your meal.
  2. Control your portion sizes. If you simply can’t pass up that slice of cake, then have a small slice of cake.
  3. Make smart substitutions. If you’re still craving more cake, you may wish to satisfy that craving with a small square of dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants and lower in sugar & fat than a slice of cake.
  4. Limit alcohol consumption. Alcohol has 7 calories per gram (as opposed to 4 calories per gram in carbohydrates & proteins, and 9 calories per gram in fats). Alcohol, however, is metabolised differently in your body than the other macros: it is metabolised ahead of carbs, proteins & fats, derailing your wellness goals. If you do have an alcoholic beverage, stick to simple drinks without a lot of sugar or heavy ingredients, such as a glass of wine or spirit served neat.
  5. Stay active. The holiday season can be busy and exhausting. Ironically, one of the ways to fix flagging energy is by exercising. Don’t skip on your regular exercise routine – even if you only have 30 minutes, take those 30 minutes and get active.

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Best regards, Victor

Fittie Sense, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar

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