6 Ways to Stay Slim During Chinese New Year

Posted by nutritionist 22/01/2020 0 Comment(s) weight and diet,

 

The festive season is here again! As we celebrate Chinese New Year with our friends and family, we tend to let loose and indulge in endless good food and New Year goodies. The end result? Weight gain – so in this article, we will share with you 6 ways to stay slim this Chinese New Year.

 

1. Watch Your Food Portion

 

Did you know that 1 piece of bak kwa contains a whopping 179 calories, while 1 piece of love letter contains 112 calories? Ration the portion of food that you can afford to eat per household. Opt for smaller plates to limit your consumption. Most importantly, you should aim for not more than 2000 calories daily.

 

 

2. Chew Your Food More Slowly

 

This can help reduce your calorie intake as your brain needs some time to register the feeling of fullness.

 

 

3. Watch What You’re Drinking

 

Cut down on sugar-sweetened beverages, including soft drinks and fruit juices. Sugary drinks have been found to elevate the risk of obesity in children by 60%. Limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages as well. Just one 12-ounce can of beer contains a whopping 155 calories. Simply having a few drinks in a night can cause you to consume several hundred additional calories. You should replace these drinks with low-calorie beverages such as unsweetened tea and lemon water.

 

 

4. Stay Hydrated while You Go For House Visiting

 

Sometimes, thirst is misinterpreted as hunger. The next time you’re feeling hungry, you should try drinking a glass of water first before taking in the extra calories. Also, as your body requires water in every cellular process (including metabolism), they all slow down when you’re lacking in water. Drinking water can improve your metabolism by 24–30% over 1–1.5 hours, which burns several calories.

 

 

5. Take A Break from Mahjong and Go For A Brisk Walk

 

Instead of staying inactive, you should try to integrate a workout into your festive routine. Aim to go for a short morning jog before heading for any house visiting. If you’re unable to do so, you can make it up by parking your car further away from your destination, taking the stairs instead of the lift, going outdoors with the kids, or taking a break from mahjong to go for a walk around the neighbourhood.

 

 

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