_ With the holiday season upon us, fattening food and drink is all around us.  Office parties get togethers with friends and grandma’s cookies provide easy excuses to over indulge.  For many people, sticking to a diet during the holiday season is a lost cause.  Old sugar addictions come back with renewed vigour and we are encouraged to over eat by just about everyone we know. 

_ If you try to follow a Paleo Diet, you know how hard it is to avoid grains and sugar at the best of times.  With all the snacks and cookies at this time of year, following Paleo Diet principles has become that much harder.  Fear not my fellow Paleo eaters.  By following these 10 tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the holiday festivities and stay true to your Paleo principles.

Tip 1:     Avoid potatoes during Christmas dinner.  Have extra turkey instead.  Turkey white meat is just about as lean as it gets.  Fill the potato space on your plate with extra turkey breast and another helping of vegetables.

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_ Tip 2:     Enjoy all those yummy roasted nuts that are always available on a coffee table during a Christmas party.  Just don’t go overboard.  Nuts are calorie dense and you could actually gain weight if you eat too many.

Tip 3:     Eat all the fresh veggies and dip that you want.  I know, the dip probably isn’t Paleo friendly but what the hell, it’s Christmas.

Tip 4:     Make a fruit salad for dessert.  There are always plenty of pies, cookie, cakes etc., during the holidays.  Make a seasonal fruit salad as an alternative to all the calorie laden desserts.  You’ll be surprised how popular it will be.

Tip 5:     Serve lobster for Christmas.  Lobster is an amazing food.  It is leaner than turkey and it has the reputation of being a luxurious food.  By serving lobster, you create a meal that will be remembered and it is Paleo compliant.


_ Tip 6:     Serve beef or chicken satays for hor d’oeuvres.  I did this myself last year because I couldn’t eat the brie, cheese ball, sausage rolls and the other entire typical holiday snack.  Because they are served on a stick, they are great for cocktail parties.

Tip 7:     Stay strong.  If you have broken your carb and sugar addictions, do you really want to start a new one over the next few weeks?  Think back to hard it was to break them in the first place.  You don’t want to go through that again.  I know I don’t.  If you find yourself staring longingly at a tray of cookies, you’re probably just hungry.  Have a handful of nuts instead.  It will easy your hunger and keep you on the right track.

By following these seven tips, you’ll improve your chances of making through the holidays true to your Paleo beliefs.  However, if you have a few glasses of wine, a few cookies, and a slice of your great Aunt’s famous cake, don’t worry about it.  It won’t kill you.  Just get back on your Paleo horse and keep moving forward.  You’ll be just fine.

Enjoy the holiday season everyone!!

 


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09/03/2013 22:00

It is as tough as finding the right topic for your research paper, because this time, you need to be more observant and cautious in writing your research paper.

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