Clean Eating During the Holidays

Clean Eating During the Holidays to Look and Feel Great

By Karin Adoni Ben David, Nutritionist and Founder of Clean Diet

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a time of over-indulgence. Clean eating can be tough! From the meat and the gluttonous sides, to the chocolate-filled desserts and the flowing glasses of wine, it’s hard to get a grip over yourself. I’m here to share some tips, tricks, and recipes to help you indulge without completely falling off the deep end. 

Salad First

The first rule, ALWAYS have a plate of salad before going in for the entrees and the sides. There is a reason that the salad plate sits on top of the entree plate, it is meant to be used first. Eating raw vegetables first helps because eating high fiber content takes longer to digest and makes you feel full. Having a salad before your meal, instead of with your meal, will help you from overeating some of the heavier food. 

Make Smart Choices

The second rule, and this may sound obvious, make smart choices. DO NOT load your plate with every fattening thing in sight. Scope out the selection and see what it is you’re dying to have the most and put only those items on your plate, in small portions. Along with those couple of things you’re excited about, have healthier options like veggies, chicken, and salad as well. 

Don’t Arrive Hungry

The third rule, don’t arrive to the party starving. A lot of people like to skip meals the day prior “to save up calories” for their decadent meal. That is NOT a good idea. You should wake up, have breakfast, workout, and treat the day as you would any other. If you start the day off by making health-conscious decisions, you will be more inclined to keep that mentality going throughout the day. Likely, you will still have a piece of dessert, or a little bit of bread, but you won’t act like a ravenous animal devouring its prey. 

Check If There Will Be Healthy Options

Finally, make sure there are healthy options available. You can always ask your host ahead of time, or simply offer to bring something. If you can’t think of any healthy Thanksgiving dishes, then try one of my recipes from the list below!

Karin’s Clean Diet Dishes are Available on Foodom

Foodom partnered with Karin Adoni Ben David to offer meal prep of healthy and delicious dishes from Karin’s Clean Diet Cookbook, that are added on the Foodom menu! Here is a sampling of the dishes from the cookbook:

About Karin Adoni

Karin Adoni, is the creator of CLEAN DIET by KARIN and a highly sought-after Certified Nutritionist and Health Coach specializing in healthy lifestyles, emotional eating, and sugar detox. After suffering from severe eating disorders for over a decade, she transformed her life and now devotes herself to the practice of health and nutrition. Today, she empowers the lives of her clients, just as she did for herself, through healing the mind, body, and soul through the power of food.

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