My last post glorified holiday food, but as much as I love the foods that I posted on my last blog, there are a few items I can’t eat. That’s ok though, I do want my guests to enjoy their food. Not everyone is inclined to give up wheat.
Giving up wheat is a not a temporary choice. Once your body gets used to functioning without wheat, going back can be detrimental to your system. So sticking to the plan during the holiday season is going to be very important.
It’s also going to be important for me to maintain the weight that I’ve lost since giving up wheat. I will continue to do this by tracking my food with the app MyFitnessPal.
Here are some tips to follow for the holiday:
Don’t allow yourself to get hungry between meals. Eat 3 meals a day, and 2 snacks in between. Choose healthy snacks, try to have your fruits and vegetables and nuts at this time.
Make sure you’re not hungry before going out to a social event. Another blogger that I follow says, “Hunger leads to stupid food choices.” Having a healthy fruit protein shake before an event will help curb your appetite.
Choose healthy foods at events, and stay away from wheat items. Choose fruit instead of cookies and cakes.
Don’t hesitate to bring your own stash of crackers so that you might be able to enjoy that Hummus spread, cheese or chicken salad dish.
Enjoy the holiday food when you can. I am a bit lenient on some items that contain wheat because I don’t eat a lot of it. Like Soy sauce, or a taste of a lightly breaded item, like a stuffed mushroom. I generally eat condiments, salad dressings, and sauces. Do avoid foods that you know upset your system.
Don’t be discouraged, when all else fails, stick to natural foods like hummus, veggies, fruits, salads and shrimp. Some other items that you can eat are cheeses, corn chips, salsa, and guacamole.
Bon Appetite, and Happy Holidays!