Chinese New Year is just not complete without the festive food such as Pineapple tarts, bak kwa, love letters… and not forgetting steamboat? With all the festive delicacy and goodies, it becomes a challenge in keeping a balanced diet during this prosperity period.
We’ve put together some of our favourite tips for helping you stay healthy and fit with Isagenix Products:
1. Don’t go hungry
Remove the influence of a rumbling stomach by grabbing a light meal or snack before you go for visiting or reunion meals. Isagenix products can serve as a defense against overeating by providing the right balance of protein, energy-fueling carbohydrates, and good fats to help you feel satisfied without packing in too many calories. By managing hunger in advance, you can feel confident that appetite won’t overwhelm your better judgment.
- Grab an IsaShake before you leave for a quick and easy meal. IsaLean Shake provides 24 grams of high-quality, undenatured whey and milk protein and eight grams of fiber to help you stay satisfied longer. At only 240 calories, you can enjoy a few treats during visiting without feeling like you’ve gone overboard. If you need to eat on the run, unwrap an IsaLean® Bar for a convenient, great-tasting choice that is ready to go.
- Ward off excessive hunger by choosing a light snack before going to a reunion dinner. With hunger in check, you can savour your meal without worrying about unintentional over-indulgence. Pick a fiber-rich snack – FiberSnack! loaded with 6 grams of quality fiber, for just 141 calories or Isagenix Snacks™, provides nutrients so that you can curb hunger with little effect on the digestion process.
2. Think before you drink
Have you ever stopped to consider how many calories are in the drink? Whether you choose to toast the prosperity season with canned drinks or cocktail, make sure you take note of the calories from beverages in addition to calories from foods.
Alcoholic beverages in particular can add more calories than many people realize. The amount of alcohol in a 12-ounce beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a 1.5-ounce shot glass of spirits contributes about 100 calories to your drink (1). When you account for the additional calories contributed by the mixers in your cocktail, it’s easy to see that calories from beverages add up quickly.
Among the greatest concerns with beverages is how easily these calories can go unnoticed. The best strategy for overcoming is to slow down. Alternate your alcoholic or sugary drinks with calorie-free beverages like plain water. This approach can help you cut the number of high-calorie drinks in half, while still allowing you to mingle, and have fun during house visiting.
References: US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. 7th ed. US Government Printing Office, 2010.