Each of us wants to look beautiful, especially for Christmas and New Year holidays. Although we all hope for this, for the most of us these holidays represent the biggest obstacle to achieving our fitness goals. We break the daily routine of exercise, we break the diet plan, we want to try everything, especially from the Christmas dinner! This particularly applies to those who are on the Keto diet, who have given a lot of effort and sacrifice to reach the desired form and body weight.
Seemingly, the options are either to continue with the diet or to put some weight?!
No, it does not have to be that way.
There is a way to enjoy the festive meals and relax a bit!
You can afford a few days to get out of the everyday Keto routine, without having to worry about conscience, RELAX, it’s Christmas time!
All you have to do is follow these 6 tips that will help you in the dilemma how to feed in the following period:
1. Start with vegetables
Vegetables stimulate the secretion of the hormone cholecystokinin – a hormone that stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes to the pancreas and bile and thus sends out brain information that you are eating. It reduces your appetite and prevents you from overeating. Also, vegetable fiber from vegetables will contribute to feeling satiety for a long time, which will reduce the number of meals and snacks during the day.
2. Do not avoid the fruit – Yes, you heard me well, Fruit!
Because of fructose, fruit is not exactly the favorite food for those who are on a keto diet and who are trying to reduce weight. But you should keep in mind that it is far better to supplement glycogen in the liver with fructose than with carbohydrates such as pasta, potato, and the like. The liver acts as an initiator of the anabolic process, which stimulates the feeling of hunger when the glycogen levels decrease. By consuming fruits, you will help your body maintain high levels of glycogen and you will rarely feel hungry.
3. Proteins are required
Proteins are insulin stimulants, and drastic increases in insulin levels affect your appetite. Therefore, the consumption of pure protein saturates you, after which you do not need additional food that would affect your body weight. If you combine pure protein with vegetables and fruits, you have the winning combination for maintenance in shape because this combination sends a signal to your brain that you are sitting.
4. Do not rush
The slower you eat, the less food you consume. This is due to the fact that it takes about 20-30 minutes after consuming food to get information to the brain that you are full.
5. Drink plenty of water!
What is common to all previous advice is that they are based on the concept of giving information to your brain that you are in order to reduce your appetite. The same applies to this advice – by infusing a lot of water you stimulate the feeling of satiety and reduce the chances of oviposition during the day. During the holidays, you must have water near you at any moment.
6. Leave carbohydrates for the end
The full festive dinner is a temptation for the most disciplined among us, and there are plenty of carbohydrates there. It’s not terrible to have a small dose of them, but in order not to overdo it, keep them for the end. Start the day with protein, vegetables, fruits and plenty of water to prevent overeating and eating carbohydrates later in the day with the main meal. You will feel satiety of other foods and you will consume significantly less calories.