Easter How to avoid overeating during the holidays

Your guide to avoiding overeating this Easter holidays

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Buffet table play

You must avoid eating around the buffet table, as this would increase your chances of overeating

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For many trying to manage their weight, Easter holidays can be a bit frightening.

There is no denying the fact that holidays are times for enjoyment and merry-making, however, they also tend out to be an occasion for overeating.

As you prepare for these Easter holidays, Pulse.com.gh brings you a few tips to help you avoid overeating during the period.

1.  Reisterstown native Barbara Borcik:

Borcik is a nutritionist and diabetes educator. He said it is important to have a plan for food before the celebrations.

Plan your meal play Always have a plan for food before the celebrations

 

Of course you must enjoy yourself, but you must make sure you don't overeat in the process.

"It is a holiday and you are going to get together with your friends and family, so you want to, first and foremost, go to enjoy yourself.This may be one day where you depart from your given schedule," she said.

2.  Be mindful of what you eat:

Rice and Vegetables play Be moderate about what you eat. You can add some vegetables
 

There's nothing wrong with enjoying the foods being offered, but you must try to be moderate about it. According to Borcik, a good way to maintain a good food balance is to be mindful of what's going on your plate.

"One good tip is when you're plating your food, half your plate should be fruits and vegetables," she added.

3.  Avoid eating around the buffet table, as this would increase your chances of overeating:

Buffet table play You must move away from the table once you are served
 

"Select your food and move away from the table. Go to another part of the house to eat so that you're not going back for more if the food's right in front of you," Borcik advises.

What is more, you are advised to select a smaller plate to avoid overeating during such events.

4.  Be careful about the drinks you choose to accompany a meal:

Lemon juice play You can opt for fresh lemon juice
 

This is to enable you reduce the likelihood of taking in more calories. Borcik advises that you "select water, perhaps water with ice, maybe with fresh lemon or lime, as a beverage as opposed to fruit juices or sodas."

5.  Be mindful about the ingredients you use in preparing your food during this period:

Vegetables play Cut down on unhealthy ingredients
 

Your aim is cut down on fats and other unhealthier ingredients.

"Add less fat to the product or use reduced fat products - reduced fat mayo instead of regular, or reduced fat cheese instead of regular - and you could always work on not adding so much to it," Borcik added.

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