This is why it's even more important to stay on top of your game. It's a lot easier to resist overeating tempting treats if you aren't hungry and there will be less temptation to grab food that is high calorie, high fat and nutritionally lacking if you head out of the door prepared.
To stay adequately nourished and resist overindulging on those holiday treats you'll want to first maintain proper hydration and, second, eat every few hours. This means staying armed with healthy filling snacks that will both satisfy you, as well as keep your blood sugar levels steady. Thirst is often mistaken as hunger, so drink up to avoid taking in extra calories by eating when you don't physiologically have a need to.
Keeping hydrated is simple but one of the biggest complaints I hear with my clients is, "I just don’t like water" or "I usually drink coffee, soda or tea." If you're not into drinking plain water we recommend infusing your water with fresh fruit or picking up a ready-made option like Ocean Spray’s PACt™ water.
PACt™ water is flavored with cranberry extract and sweetened with Stevia for a sweet fix without the sugar. Cranberries have many nutritional health benefits and PACt water contains proanthocyanidins, which are the nutritional component of cranberries known for their antioxidant properties and urinary tract health. What's not to love about that?
Once you're set on hydration, focus on those snacks. Below is a list of my five favorites. This list is simple with options for both the office and on-the-go, because you're busy enough, your snacks shouldn't be complicated.
Remember, drink up, eat up and stay healthy this holiday season!
Easy snack ideas:
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