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3 Tips To Eat Healthy This Holiday Weekend

Are you craving unhealthy, fatty, salty, foods this holiday weekend?  Everyone is.  It’s completely normal.  If so, continue reading this article for healthy tips to eat well this holiday weekend.

Drink Plenty Of Water

The first tip to eat well this holiday weekend is to drink plenty of water.  It is essential to drink eight glasses of water this holiday weekend.  This is especially important if you are eating fatty, salty foods.  Drinking up to eight glasses of water will flush out all of the toxins from your body.  You can start by drinking water first thing in the morning.  You do not have to drink eight glasses of water in an hour.  However, pace yourself throughout the day.  You will feel refreshed and feel healthier as well.

Cut Back On The Alcoholic Beverages

In addition to drinking plenty of water this holiday season, it is important to cut back on the alcoholic beverages this holiday season.  You do not have to deprive yourself of alcohol.  However, limit yourself to 1 to 2 beverages.  Also, like I mentioned above, drink plenty of water, especially if you are drinking alcohol.  This will hydrate your body and make you feel less anxious and alert.  I’d say for every alcoholic beverage you drink, drink one glass of water.  It is also important to remember if you suffer from mental illness, your mind and body may be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol.  Alcohol is a depressant.  Keep that in mind.

Eat Plenty Of Greens

In addition to drinking plenty of water and cutting back on the alcoholic beverages, it is essential to have plenty of greens on your plate this holiday season.  If you are not a salad eater, try to put many green vegetables on your plate this holiday weekend.  You can eat broccoli, asparagus, etc.  Anything green will provide you with plenty of vitamins and minerals.

Conclusion

To end this article, three tips to eat and drink well this holiday weekend have been mentioned.  They include: drinking plenty of water this holiday season, cutting back on alcoholic beverages, in addition to eating plenty of green leafy vegetables during the holiday season.  You do not have to deprive yourself this holiday weekend.  However, moderation is the key to a healthy diet.  If you want to have a cookie or a brownie at dessert time, great.  Enjoy yourself.  However, balance and moderation are important.

 

 

 

3 Tips To Eat Healthy This Holiday Weekend

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). 3 Tips To Eat Healthy This Holiday Weekend. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychosis/2017/12/3-tips-to-eat-healthy-this-holiday-weekend/

 

Last updated: 20 Dec 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Dec 2017
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