5 Useful Diet Hacks for the Holiday

Research suggests that people put on an average of a kilogram or two during the holidays. Though it may not seem to be such a big deal, shedding that weight could actually take up to 4 or 5 months. Don’t worry about a thing; with our diet tips you’ll easily navigate the season’s dietary minefield!

#1 Low Calorie Drinks

Holiday is the time to loosen up a little bit, so you probably wouldn’t want to give up on a small amount of alcohol while on vacation. It’s useful to know that mixed drinks like vodka tonic are higher in calories than wine, for instance, but a light beer or champagne are also a better choice. Craving a cocktail? Opt for club soda instead of tonic water and save 80 calories!

#2 Healthy Snacks

Treating yourself with something before dinner can be a good idea surprisingly. If you want to take the edge off your hunger the right way, stay away from fried finger foods like egg rolls or French fries, and eat raw vegetables, nuts, shrimp cocktail, chicken satay or mozzarella & veggie skewers, for example.

#3 No Tricky Dips

We all love a good creamy dip, but they can pack as much as 100 calories per scoop. Fortunately there are healthy alternatives to crab and blue cheese: reach for hummus or salsa which only contain 25 and 4 calories per tablespoon.

#4 Good Food Choices

Know, that roasting is one of the healthiest ways to prepare a meal, and it also brings out the natural flavour. Also keep in mind how cheese and creamy soups can turn a healthy vegetable dish into a calorie bomb.

#5 Guilt-Free Desserts

It’s possible to end your meal on a sweet note without eating something unhealthy. Help yourself to fruit (it is lighter than most desserts), or turn a few pages back to our “Have Fun” section where we list our favourite confectionaries where sugar-free delicacies are available!