With Christmas – a.k.a., the season of tempting tasty treats – just around the corner, it can be challenging not to fall into what we like to call the “butter blues” trap. That’s why the team of specialists and nutritionists at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery have collaborated to bring you top tips and tricks to avoid hijacking your healthy diet this holiday season.
With so many Christmas treats on offer, sugar can be hard to avoid at this time of year. We suggest using natural (honey) and low-cal (Stevia) sweeteners in your holiday drinks and desserts and snacking on berries and other fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Planning on doing some holiday home baking? One of our favourite secret ingredients is coconut flour, which can be worked into holiday cookies and squares as a healthy carb (bonus: it gives a naturally sweet boost to baked goods).
A detoxifying cleanse completed just before the festive season is in full swing is a great way to ensure you remain in mindful-eating mode once the holiday get-togethers start (we often recommend doing a second cleanse in early January, too). Our team’s go-to kit is the Metagenics Clear Change 10 Day Program, which includes an advanced, specialized nutritional powder mix formulated for metabolic detoxification and antioxidant protection, to boot.
Of course you are going to indulge over the holidays, it’s only natural. One trick you can play on your sweet tooth that doesn’t involve totally saying no to holidays sweets? Choose wisely and indulge in seasonal treats that aren’t otherwise available throughout the year. This way, you won’t be tempted to stay hooked when the new year rolls around.
Want to focus on your health this holiday season? Book your complimentary pre-consultation with our nutritionist at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery today.
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