How to Eat Healthier During the Holidays
How to Eat Healthy and Look Your Best
No matter how many resolutions we make, the holidays always prove to be a communal weakness when we're trying to lose weight. We all know that eating healthier can make us feel more confident in our own bodies and look better as a result. But how can we do that when our friends and family are eating like there's no tomorrow? Here's a quick guide on some choices we can make to stay ahead of our goals.
No More Tofu
This is a hot take - - we know. Many of us make the choice to cut out meat from our diets, but what does that leave us with? Despite what a lot of guides say, tofu actually isn't a miracle food. There are tons of ways to make it that are super delicious, but the best things are kept in moderation. Tofu has a high soy content. Soy contains a particularly high amount of estrogen, which means that too much of it can lead to a hormone imbalance. So how do you get protein without meat? Surprisingly, many vegetables present great alternatives to tofu. Broccoli, for example, contains a pack of protein in each bite. You can also experiment with quinoa as a base for meals that will wow your guests during the holiday season.
Did you know that cauliflower makes a great potato replacement? It is said that you can live on potatoes if you have to but, if you have the option, cauliflower is an extremely versatile ingredient. You can prepare it in so many ways. For a fun set of dishes, try mashing, ricing or roasting cauliflower for a meal that will taste oddly similar to potatoes in a much lighter, healthier and nutritious form.
Green is the New Black
It's pretty common knowledge that green foods are good for you, but not all green foods are created equally. Did you know that kale and spinach are much healthier for you than, say, many kinds of lettuce? If we look to our animal counterparts for nutrition advice, there are reasons why rabbits thrive on greens. Dishes that utilize leafy greens like spinach and kale are not only filled with healthy antioxidants - - they are great for hydration as well!
But Really, Matcha
One of the best things you can do this holiday season is making the switch to a drink that not only looks festive, but tastes and makes you excited for the holidays as well! Coffee may be a staple in your family's household, but matcha will give you all the energy you need to stay healthy and look your best during the holidays rthis year.