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.
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 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!!