Friday, November 27, 2015
Tips for Sticking with Your Healthy Diet during the Holidays
If you follow a healthy diet throughout the year, you might find it more difficult to stick with the plan during the holiday season. One important way to celebrate that holidays is with food, but people with food allergies and dietary restrictions have a hard time enjoying these celebrations.
Whether you have food allergies to ingredients such as nuts, eggs, gluten, or lactose, or you are following a specific diet to meet your health goals, there are things that you can do to stay strong with your diet. Here are a few tips:
· Bring Food to Share: When you have been invited to a party, offer to bring a dish. For example, you might bring a dessert that was made with vegan milk chocolate and doesn’t have common allergy-causing ingredients.
· Eat Before the Party: Fill your stomach with healthy food before you leave the house, which will make it easier for you to avoid the temptations of other types of food.
· Splurge on Healthy Treats: Do you have a hard time saying “no thank you” to the homemade fudge or cookies that your coworkers bring into the office? Buy healthier alternatives ahead of time so that you can enjoy a snack when everyone else is eating the treat. For example, you can keep a few vegan chocolate truffles in your desk when you need a snack.
At Premium Chocolatiers, our goal is to help you enjoy the holiday season. You can eat delicious treats without “cheating” on your diet! Visit our website to see the many types of sweet treats that are available if you are on a lactose free diet or if you need to avoid certain types of ingredients because of a food allergy.