Maintaining good eating habits throughout the holiday season is notoriously difficult, especially with the emphasis many families place on food. The easy availability of sweets and the plethora of holiday parties make it easy to overindulge, while the busy pace makes it even harder to get the exercise you need.
Green Hut, an organic store in Spencerport, NY, knows how real that struggle can be, so they'd like to offer a few tips for healthy eating this holiday season:
- Scan The Buffet: At parties, look for healthy food items throughout the buffet before you begin filling your plate, rather than just starting at one end. Taking a moment to survey all the options will help you avoid temptation and make the right choices.
- Snack Before Parties: Before you head out to celebrate with friends and family, have a light snack of vegetables, fruits, or other healthy foods. If you aren't ravenous when you get there, you'll be less tempted to overdo it with less-than-nutritious food items.
- Compensate For Overeating: Overdoing it at one meal isn't the end of the world, but that doesn't mean you should give up on being healthy that day. Instead, cut back on your next meal to keep your daily caloric intake roughly the same.
- Prepare Your Own Healthy Food: Just because you've made a commitment to your health doesn't mean you can't enjoy delicious holiday snacks and meals. There are healthy, flavorful alternatives to all your favorite holiday meals, so either bring your own with you to holiday gatherings or offer to prepare your options for everyone to enjoy.
At Green Hut, you'll find an excellent selection of healthy food options and high-quality local products. Visit their website now to learn more about organic food and to view some of their products, call (585) 617-3063 with any questions, or just drop by to start shopping today.