It involves understanding the digestive process a little.
The human body breaks down food for use as glucose which is fuel to power your cells.
Carbohydrates are the easiest to break down, followed by proteins and lastly fats. Within the carbohydrates family there are two basic types – SIMPLE and COMPLEX.
Simple (like white bread) have been processed so it’s very easy for the digestive system to make glucose from them. Complex carbs (like brown rice) have NOT been processed and so are harder to break down.
By slowing down the speed at which food breaks down, the glucose is supplied slowly and surely. (This is good)!
Yes it’s only once a year but Christmas food looks more attractive; and Christmas food is generally much higher in calories so with this as well as all the festive merriment and tempting treats, our self-control and sense of fullness tend to go out of the window. Our simple tips below will help you curb the calories, avoid overeating and still let you enjoy the season to the full.
Follow these simple tips to avoid overeating (and don’t forget to factor in the drinks). Research shows alcohol not only increases our appetite but can weaken our willpower, meaning we’re even more likely to overindulge on festive nibbles. A handy tip is to add ice to alcoholic drinks as this will dilute them and try to choose spritzers and/or punch, as this will cut your calorie count too.
Last of all be mindful, follow our tips and most importantly…….
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