Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Try Not To Eat Too Much During The Holidays!

It's easy to go overboard during the holiday season in the Philippines. For us Filipinos, celebrations mean "food", and rich food at that! And the peak of the celebrations is noche buena, the feast on Christmas Eve! All that sugar and fats are not going to do your body or your health any good!

So, to avoid having to sigh about extra inches and having to lose weight through Leptovox, do remember to practice moderation. Some suggestions:
  1. Don't pile up food on your plate. Just put a small amount of each viand. You can always go back for refills if you need to.
  2. You don't have to eat everything! Skip those foods which appeal to you less and just get those that you really like.
  3. Taste everything, but only in very small amounts.
  4. Don't force your friends or family to eat more! (You know how Filipinos can't refuse....)
  5. Drink water. It's healthier (and no calorie too!) than alcoholic and soft drinks.
  6. Engage in conversation. You're less likely to eat a lot when you're talking.
  7. Eat slowly. Chew. Enjoy every bite.
  8. Don't drink and drive.
Enjoy your Noche Buena!

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