Christmas is fast approaching, so you may be tempted to stray somewhat from following your Paleo lifestyle. At this time of year if you have been following this type of lifestyle for some time you know how difficult it will be to avoid sugar and grains.
However, there are certain things that you can do that will enable you, like me who has come off the rails before to enjoy the festivities at Christmas whilst staying true to the principles of Paleo.
Tip 1 – When it comes to Christmas dinner cut back on the potatoes and instead have an extra helping of turkey instead. Especially the white meat as this is lean. Plus along with the extra helping of turkey don’t forget to add some more vegetables.
Tip 2 – You can enjoy roasted nuts that most people place on tables at parties, but make sure that you don’t eat too many. These are calorie dense and you could end up putting on a few extra pounds were you to eat too many of them.
Tip 3 – If any parties you go to have lots of fresh vegetables and dips available then enjoy. Okay, the dip itself may not be all that Paleo-friendly, but remember it is Christmas so you can enjoy a few little vices at this time of year even when following a Paleo lifestyle.
Tip 4 – Okay Christmas pudding is something that we all enjoy and I will provide a recipe later on in the week for you that are Paleo friendly. However, if you are going to family or friends for Christmas dinner then why not take this along with you. Otherwise, why not take a fresh fruit salad along instead.
Tip 5 – If you are having guests then serve as hor d’oeuvre’s chicken or beef satay. As we serve them on sticks they make the perfect party food.
By following these 5 tips you really are improving your chances of making it through the Christmas period about staying true to following a Paleo lifestyle. But having said that if you do enjoy a few glasses of wine, along with some cookies and a piece of your mum’s Christmas cake, don’t worry, it won’t kill you.