Mindful Eating Tips to Minimize Overeating & Bloating this Holiday Season

Throughout the winter season, many people find themselves indulging in many different unhealthy foods. The stress that comes with the Holiday season also leads to more unhealthy coping mechanisms that revolve around eating. These times can set people back with their health and weight loss goals which can cause them to gain weight, feel unhealthy, bloated, and constipated. Here are a few tips you should keep in mind and follow to help you stay mindful about overeating throughout the winter, so your digestive and overall health remains well.

Try Small Meals

It can be tempting with family and friends to fill your plate with some of every dish in front of you. Many people also feel that a holiday party may be a free pass for overeating because everyone else is. However, you will be the one who feels the consequences of overeating, including bloating, constipation, heartburn, and indigestion. Instead of trying out every dish, only stick to the dishes that you really like and are your favorites. This way you will still be able to enjoy some of your favorites without feeling bad mentally and physically after. 

Eat Slowly

Another significant factor that plays a role in overeating is eating way too fast. Slowing down while you are eating has so many benefits. Not only with eating slowly reduce many digestive issues, but it will also allow you to savor your food more, allowing your body to digest the food and eliminating the need for another plate. Slowing down how fast you eat will also allow you to enjoy your surroundings and your company better.

Stay Active

Just because the holidays are approaching does not mean it is a free pass for you to skip regular exercise. During these winter months, you will most likely be eating unhealthy and larger quantities of food, making it even more reason why you should work out still. Even if you are not able to do your regular workout routine, make a point to add some exercise throughout the day, like a walk in the morning and after dinner.

Limit Unhealthy Foods & Drinks

Holidays typically mean that you will be around many different unhealthy and over-processed foods that you may not typically be around. Though it may be tempting to indulge in some of these foods, they can really hurt your digestive system. Here are some Holiday foods you should try to avoid to protect your gut:

  • Alcohol
  • Sugar and Fatty Foods
  • High Fiber Foods
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy¬†
  • Highly Acidic Foods

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