Holiday love mood is in the air this month!

What a wonderful time of the year to and celebrate  with loved ones, yummy foods and gifts..

For all of us already exhausted mommies, here are some health tips to stay fit and to enjoy the festive and holiday season.

 


1) Eat! Go for a light starter and don’t overdo the dessert
Choose a light starter such as melon or vegetable soup, and for dessert enjoy a small amount of pudding or a big bowl of fresh fruit salad.

Delicious Crudités

2) Bring your own healthy food to the party
Party foods like vegetables crudités with tomato salsa, or a handful of unsalted nuts are healthier alternatives to traditional party food. Why not bring along some of these foods to a party so you know you will have something suitable to nibble on!

3) Check the restaurant menu ahead of time

A smart mommy is a prepared mommy! If you are eating out, check the menu online or phone the restaurant in advance so that you have an idea of the healthier choices on the menu.


Drink plenty of water

 

4) Plenty of water with meals and throughout the day

Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Sparkling water might help if you are experiencing any nausea during pregnancy.

 

 


 

5) Eat small portions, several times

Eat little and often to help keep your blood sugar levels stable. Snack on fruit and yogurt between meals. It’s a good idea to keep a fruit salad in the fridge to nibble on.

 


Walk it out

6) Walk it out baby!

Crisp December days are perfect for wrapping up and heading out for a walk. This will help improve circulation and clear your head if you are prone to getting stressed about the festive preparations!

 

 

 


 

7) YES to helping hands!

People are more than happy to lend a hand and help you when you are pregnant or have a new baby in the house, whether it’s help with putting up the decorations or taking the load off when preparing the food.