The holiday season is upon us and no matter what your Starbucks cup says, one thing is for sure. You are going to stuff your face. It’s part of the spirit of the holidays, right? Sitting down with the family to a big dinner. Now I’m not going to tell you to not eat with your family. I won’t tell you to pack your own dinner either, you’re not going to eat a dry chicken breast while your family stuffs their face with delicious turkey and potatoes! I will, however, tell you how to do some damage control. Let’s begin:
Have a thick delicious shake
Having a protein shake an hour or two before your dinner will help to get you full faster. A thick shake, such as Yo-Whey, will take up extra space in your stomach and will prevent you from over-eating at the dinner table with the bonus of extra protein! You could blend it up with ice and some holiday themed spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, etc.) to turn it into a delicious, thick and creamy milkshake!
Fat burner/Appetite suppressant
Taking a good quality fat burning supplement, such as Keto Burn, will help to control the damage and slightly suppress your appetite. This works in two ways. One, you don’t eat as much and two, your metabolism will be raised, burning more calories and storing less fat, allowing you to eat more (if you can).
It takes a while for your body’s signals to go around from the stomach to the brain. Ever thought that you can eat and eat without getting full and then, a few minutes later, you feel like you’re going to explode? That is why. Therefore, make sure to eat slowly and enjoy your meal. This will help you to eat less and still get full while enjoying the company of your loved ones.
If you want to have a feast for dinner, then I can’t stop you but there is a way you can do that and still avoid the insane fat storage and that is to fast in the morning and afternoon. Intermittent fasting works great here. Skip breakfast and only have a very light and low-carb lunch, either a protein shake, a few eggs or a chicken salad (avoid the dressing). Have lots of water and no-calorie drinks, such as tea or coffee to keep you full and hydrated. Then, when the time comes, loosen your belt and enjoy the feast!
If all else fails, just enjoy yourself, diet for a week extra if you must. The holidays are about taking some time off and relaxing with your loved ones so make sure not to turn it into a stressful environment. Happy Holidays!