By Heywood Langley on August 26 2019 16:06:06
If you can take the time now to start planning your holiday eating, you will be less stressed; you will be ready with healthy meal ideas for your busy days; you will have time to plan for more healthy activity in your schedule, and you may not have to worry as much about losing extra pounds after the holiday is over. So, begin now to make some healthy meal plans for each of the holidays you want to celebrate.
You may be wondering how you will be able to eat healthy meals when you absolutely love all those decadent desserts or cheese topped baked potatoes and other such fare that is not considered to be part of a healthy diet. However, by planning ahead, you can enjoy smaller amounts of those dishes by including the healthier steamed vegetables and salads along with them. Using a vegetarian diet plan for some of the meals leading up to that special dinner or during the week after can ensure that you will eat a very healthy diet over the two-week period. That is why it is extremely valuable to write out some healthy meal plans now, when you can see the whole period of time, rather than waiting until the last-minute. At that point you will be looking at day by day decisions for your meals if not meal by meal decisions. You will not be able to see the big picture.
The time saved at the last-minute can be helpful in two ways. One is that it can allow you to go out for a walk or a jog or some fun time with your husband and/or children in the yard or the park. You can therefore benefit from the exercise that you probably thought you would not have time for, and also spend the time with your family. The second benefit to this time saved is that you will feel less stressed. In fact that benefit will be doubled if that time is used for some of that physical activity.
In planning meals, there are several things that contribute to your challenges like calorie counts. To be successful in healthy meal planning, you can avoid all these difficulties by making everything simple. Meal planning does not have to include too extravagant or elaborate meals every day. You just have to stick to foods that you love and enjoy. There are also easy recipes that you can find online which incorporate ingredients that are new to you. In making changes to your diet, you should not do it all at once. Make changes gradually and slowly. It would not be realistic to make your entire meals on the completely healthy side in just one night.
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