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How to not overindulge during the holidays

The holidays are around the corner, and for many of us, this is a sacred moment between friends and family to enjoy yet another year together bounded by the love for Christmas and New years. However, for those of us who have made a promise to ourselves to eat and train well for 2017, the holidays seem to provoke more horror than jolly. Why is that? Because the holidays are a time where your mom's favourite turkey dish, your grandma's famous fruit cake and your sister's to-die-for fettuccine Alfredo all seem to make guest appearances on the most holy of nights. For this reason, I'll give you guys my top 5 strategies to not overindulge and keep weight from snow balling during the holidays.

1) Eat Breakfast

Right now in the fitness industry, there is this craze called "intermediate fasting". In short, the goal here is not to eat for long periods of time, so that when you do, you have a better chance of not surpassing the needed calories for an effective weight loss. While it seems to work in everyday life, the fact of the matter is that your natural hunger instinct will kick in and will give you reason to overeat when it comes time for Christmas dinner. Eating breakfast will help you break that fast while satisfying your hunger, so when dinner comes around you won't want to eat 5 slices of your granny's favourite chocolate cake.

*Tip: Try to eat a healthy breakfast that contains protein and fibre such as healthy omelette or overnight oats with some greek yogurt. The fibre will slow down digestion while the protein will keep you feeling fuller, longer.