If you are trying to lose weight, you may find the holidays as a challenging time to make or be consistent with lifestyle changes.

You don’t have to say ‘no’ to holiday get-togethers just to keep yourself on track. 

Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville has some holiday food tips that can help you stick to your eating plan while still enjoying the occasion:

  • Eat beforehand

Traditional holiday foods are tasty, but many are high in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat. 

Get yourself prepared by making a plan on how you can stick with your regular eating routine. It can be as simple as eating a healthy snack before a party or get-together.

  • Make your plate colorful

If you’re worried about overeating on a holiday event, the trick is making your plate as colorful as it can be. This can be done by loading it with vegetables and some fruits. Both can add flavor, nutrients, and make you full longer. 

  • Eat the treats in moderation

Is your mom’s fudge hard to resist? Then have a taste of it! 

Eating healthy during the holidays doesn’t mean totally foregoing family traditions or foods that you enjoy.

You can implement the 80/20 rule, which means loading your plate with 80% healthy food and 20% with treats or food you don’t normally eat on a regular basis. 

The team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons believes that you can still stay on track while enjoying this festivity. 

Try out these tips and enjoy the holidays! 

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Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics. Foothills is affiliated with the Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery and Covenant Health Bariatric Services. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health.