How Hollywood Avoids Packing on the Holiday Pounds
Holidays are all about family, festivities, and fun. Unfortunately, those are all a recipe for overindulgence and weight gain too. But that doesn't have to be the case.
We asked the experts responsible for keeping Hollywood's hottest bodies in shape to share their tips for having a super-sized holiday season without becoming super-sized, yourself!
Follow these tricks to eat, drink and be merry -- without kicking off the New year with pounds to lose.
Eat breakfast. Sounds simple and it is! Often how you start your day is how your day will proceed. Eating breakfast revs up your metabolism, and can help you set a healthy tone for the day. If you make time for a healthy breakfast (think: oatmeal with fruit, eggs and toast, yogurt with flaxseed and fruit), you are more likely to make better food choices throughout the day.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! “The first step in pressing “reset” on January 1 is to re-hydrate,” says Kristy Lambrou, R.D., Culinary Nutritionist at the Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate restaurant in New York City. This means taking a hiatus from sugary drinks and alcoholic beverages and loading up on caffeine-free, sugar-free fluids, especially water – the more of it, the better.
Eat Real. Skip the marshmallow-topped canned sweet potatoes or the candy you could live without. Instead prepare cleaner, real foods, which will go further in satisfying your cravings without causing more. Think: gorgeous roasted root vegetables with garlic and olive oil. For appetizers, choose nuts, seeds. For desserts, consider fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and high-quality cheeses.
Spice things up. Add chili pepper flakes to your meals, which studies show can give your metabolism a quick boost and help suppress your appetite.
Get the rest of our expert secrets to staving off the holiday weight gain here.
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By Aly Walansky