Don’t Let Holiday Food Festivities Ruin SmartLipo Results
Sticking to your diet this time of year is probably a very huge ordeal. Many of us are worried about the dangers of holiday seasonal foods and how they can crash our diet, especially following SmartLipo procedures. Fat cells are not intended to return to the areas treated, but it is possible if the patient overindulges too often. People who undergo any liposuction procedure commit to living a healthier lifestyle that includes resorting to a healthy diet and exercise. Here at Americas Surgery Centers we want you to enjoy yourself with your loved ones and to keep your procedure results the best as possible. It is better to swap a savory taste of pie than stuffing a whole pie onto your new body contour. Here we will talk about healthy choices that will not force you to wear Santa’s costume to hide your stuffed belly on Christmas.
Eat Before the Party
Holiday dinner parties are a great time to mingle and try new foods as well as take in the traditional flavors, but there is a way to control your cravings. Eating prior to dinner or the holiday party at work will make you less likely to eat more than your diet calls for.
Take a Moment from Dinner to Exercise
Adding an exercise activity to your holiday party is the best way to surrender those extra calories from the holiday meal. Put down the plate of leftovers and go for a walk or a jog with your companions. According to WebMD, a 6-ounce piece of turkey is the equivalent of a 30 minute run, a piece of pumpkin pie is 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer and cranberry sauce is 20 minutes on the stairmaster. The more you eat, the longer it will take to burn off.
Swap Fatty Foods for Healthy Snacks
The average American consumes over 3,000 calories in one Thanksgiving meal. It is better to do what the Pilgrims did, avoid mashed potatoes and sugar. Swap one plate of fatty foods with a plate of berries, pineapples and apples. This will help reduce hunger cravings and avoid the bad sugars.
Smaller Portions are Smarter Portions
You will still be able to taste your favorite dishes, but a small, moderate portion is the healthiest choice you can make at the dinner table. This includes everyday beyond Thanksgiving and Christmas. An occasional bite of pumpkin pie is not going to hurt, but the whole slice will require more than just a walk around the block.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is best to replace unhealthy eating habits with healthy ones. Eating slowly, eating when truly hungry and planning meals ahead of time will ensure that you are eating healthy. This holiday season should not bust your body contouring results with unhealthy choices.
Holiday Foods to Avoid
Now here is the kicker. We cannot say no to your friend’s cooking, but there are a number of foods that can hurt your diet. Foods that are processed are the most dangerous, so be polite and skip by anything that is not fresh. Do not settle for any of the following:
- Saturated fats – butter, baked goods and full dairy products
- Salty foods – chips, corn bread and potatoes
- Sugar foods – pies, sodas, cranberry juice
- Alcoholic beverages – beer, liquor, wine and mixed drinks
Maintaining the body contour you were striving for is your mission. The only way to do that this holiday season is to avoid the fatty foods, splurging on unhealthy meals, exercising and eating small portions. If the holiday cravings are too unbearable, it is okay to take a small bite, but not a whole turkey load.