It IS possible to remain healthy and still indulge the foods you love. Remember to first balance your week and your plate, filling up on delicious summer fruits and veggies. Then you can choose your treats (read last week's post). How do you eat less but enjoy it more?
Rule 3: Eat slowly and enjoy
And I mean really, really slowly. Turn off the TV, close your eyes, oooh and ahhh ... savour the smell, the taste, the moment. Treats are made to be enjoyed, so s-l-o-w down and really enjoy it. Smell the piece of chocolate, feel it's smooth texture in your mouth. Sip your wine slowly, swirl it in the glass and enjoy the aromas. In our house the one who eats their treat the slowest is the winner.
Slowing down your eating also works for everyday foods. Slowing down to eat gives your brain more time to listen to your stomach's hunger signals and you are less likely to over-eat.
Enjoy your food slowly this festive season. Have fewer treats , but enjoy them more.
Happy Colourful Festive Eating