Christmas and New Year are not only gifts, smiles and laughter of friends, and also a large variety of meals at the banquet table. It’s could be hard to stand such a temptation trying everything. We tried to distinguish the most effective life hacks that can help you to avoid overeating during the holidays season.
Eat before the holiday dinnerDieticians advise not to wait for the feast to pounce on a festive table and eat all the time. If you starve all day and in the evening will begin actively have everything – it will affect badly on your stomach, and instead of having fun, you will take pills and suffer from abdominal pain.
Be careful with saladsPrefer light vegetable salads without mayonnaise and cream sauces. Experiment and do not forget about measures.
Do not drink a lot of alcholIt’s enough to have 1-3 glasses. And the main thing is to drink it not on empty stomach in order to not get drunk fast.
Say no to semi-finished fooReplace sausages with natural meat of different varieties. Do not buy a huge amount of sweets, cakes – your table will look beautiful with fruits and berries instead. They will not only decorate your Christmas table, but also bring much more benefit to the body.
Move moreDance, play with the kids, do not sit at the table all night. Go take a walk in the night, see fireworks, play in snow, or visit some friends and arrange memorable Christmas and New Year.
If you plan to keep your healthy lifestyle during holidays and tend to gain extra weight because of variety of food and drinks during holidays, we recommend you to try these 8 low-calorie cocktails. These drinks with fresh juices and herbs will make your party brighter and definetly healthier.
These healthy cocktails are perfect to make in both small and bigger batches, so whether you’re having an intimate get-together or a full-blown cocktail party, you’ll have something tasty to serve that requires little work.
1. Blue Margaritas
This cocktail looks very colorful and will add colors to your party. For making it, just mix 10 oz. of blue curaçao, 2 cups of lime juice, 10 oz. of orange juice, 2 cups of tequila. Then strip it up and pour it to glasses.
2. Cocoa Nog
This is a winter drink that brings the feeling of comfort and cosiness to your house. Mix hot chocolate with 1/3 cup of eggnog, remain eggnog, add 1 pint of rum, 1 pint of brandy, add grated chocolate on the top. Use unsweetened cocoa and bittersweet chocolate to provide some health benefits.
Such drink is not fast to prepare, because it takes a few weeks to come together, but it will surprise you in a good way. Take 2 cups of sugar, add 1 cup of water, heat 5 minutes until sugar will melt. Then take 5 lemon rinds and combine with sugar water, add 3 cups of vodka and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Store it for 3 weeks and shake jars every day. Before drink it cleanse it using cheesecloth and discard solids. You may serve it with sparkling water and ice.
4. Minted Sake and Pineapple Cooler
If you need more vitamins and antioxidans during winter season, try this cockatil.
Put 1 can of pineapple juice in package and freeze it for one hour. Take 1,5 cups of mint, pour 1 cup of sake, add 1/4 cup of sugar and grind this mixture in a blender. Then add 2 cans of pineapple juice there, 1/4 cup of lime juice, cover and chill. Then put it again in blender together with frozen pineapple juice.
5. Peach Melba Cocktail
This cocktail is popular by its cancer-fighting antioxidants. Take 2 pints of raspberries, add 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of water, mix and stew for a bit. Then strain it through a sieve and cool. Afteradd 3 tbsp of peach nectar, 1 tbsp of raspberry puree, and two bottles of champagne.