Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Nov 20, 2017 Tip

Keeping a food journal is an important behavior to maintain during the holidays. It will help keep you honest with yourself. For example, you may say to yourself that you only had one cookie, so a piece of chocolate won’t do much harm. However, your journal reflects that you already had a piece of pie earlier. This may help encourage you to pass on the candy bowl.

Maintaining your journal will also help you identify weak areas that you can improve to prevent you from slipping in the future. Maybe you’ll find that you tend to sneak extra calories in while you’re cooking holiday treats. You may want to consider purchasing treats, or passing on the tradition to someone else. Or, maybe you’ll find that you snacked on extra items whenever you felt stress from entertaining family and friends. You may want to try taking a walk, or take time to sit and relax to soothing music.

You may fall off track during the holidays, however, you don’t have to lose track of what you’re eating. Try to maintain your food journals even during hectic holidays. It can help you stay aware of your eating behaviors, so that it will be easier for you to get back on track.