Here are 6 Healthy Habits to Avoid Holiday Hips this (and every) year! Bon Appetit!
2) Put Down Your Fork
This tip goes hand and hand with #1 as far as its waistline benefits. Putting down your fork between each bite takes time. It allows you time to chew, enjoy your food, participate in conversation and (most importantly) “stop the shovel”. You can use the trick of pattern interrupt on yourself. Make yourself put down your tools. Take a minute to take in how you feel and if you really want those last few bites.
On average, it takes your brain 20 minutes to signal to your stomach that you’re full. Eating at a slower pace will give your brain a chance to catch up and keep you from over indulging. You will end up consuming 10% fewer calories by slowing your pace than those who hurry through a meal. Take the time to enjoy the company and the feast – there’s no need to rush!
Being healthy this holiday season doesn’t have to stop the party. Being mindful of what you do and how you eat will help you keep your health and hips in check this winter. This is only Tip #2 – Check back soon for the rest of our Healthy Habits for Avoiding Holiday Hips!