Four Steps to Help Control Cholesterol This Christmas
Christmas is the time of year when you want to relax, spend time with your family and friends, and enjoy all the divine tastes of the Christmas buffet. It is easy to get carried away and eat way more than enough -- which is not something that your doctor would recommend, especially if you have cholesterol issues. On the other hand, let’s be realistic: it seems impossible to eat apples and oats while looking at everybody else's plates filled with meat, gravy, cheese, and pieces of cake… doesn’t it?
Fortunately, there is a middle ground. We have found four ways to enjoy that Christmas buffet while still keeping everything within reasonable limits.
Start Your Day with a Healthy Meal
Lunch is the central part of the Christmas feast which gives you the opportunity to start your day more healthily. Have oatmeal, or eat some fruit and nuts for breakfast. These cholesterol-lowering foodstuffs are an excellent way to prepare yourself for a larger lunch. You’ll have a bigger appetite for the main event, and you’ll feel better throughout the whole day when you know that you’ve started it the right way.
Choose a Smaller Plate
This trick might seem funny to you, but it works. Take a smaller plate, fill it with food and eat slowly. Chew your food patiently and don’t think about what you want to eat next before you finish what you have. If you take it slow, you will fill up quicker, and you’ll enjoy the food more at the same time.
Make Your Day Healthier with Food Supplements
If you want to take advantage of the opportunity and relish at the moment entirely, you can at least add something helpful to the already rich daily menu. Food supplements, like Cholesterade, can give you the gift of lower cholesterol on Christmas day.
Have a Nice Walk After Lunch
Physical activity always is recommended for those who continually fight high cholesterol. And when is a better moment to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing walk than after a Christmas lunch? Go out and stretch your legs. Ask others if they would like to join your calorie-burning session - it’s always better when there are more people involved. A Christmas walk would not only be good for your health, though. Look at it as an opportunity to have a talk with your company about a year that has passed and about your plans and dreams for the future.
No matter how much we love Christmas and all the delights it brings, it is smart to pay attention and to control our diet that day. Some small adjustments can mean a lot, and they will not only help you reduce cholesterol in your blood, but also make you feel better.