The experts of the Withas Group have issued some tips to “get through Christmas successfully and in good health”, this is a time of excess in which they recommend not going on a diet, but “as far as possible” a varied and It is recommended to maintain a balanced diet. Avoid foods high in sugar and fat and moderate consumption of alcohol.
“Knowing that losing weight requires a long-term effort, going on a diet over Christmas can be frustrating and make us feel guilty, so the most realistic and affordable thing to do would be to give yourself a meal break.” Consider maintaining weight without depriving yourself of enjoyment, Dr. Alfonso Gálvez Martín, nutrition and obesity specialist at Vitas Granada, said in a statement.
Although the doctor is committed to moderation, especially for people with certain food-related pathologies, “in addition, disorders such as heartburn, diarrhea, toxicosis or decomposition in diabetics are aggravated on these dates.”
At this point, the head of endocrinology and nutrition service at Vithas Xanit Internacional, Dr. Diego Fernandez said that overeating also harms the normal process of digestion, causing fatigue and drowsiness at times, as well as a large meal harming digestion, causing heartburn or indigestion, among other symptoms.
For his part, José Luis Estellar Ortiz, nutritionist from Withas Almeria, said that the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition has been reminding us for years that Spaniards gain between two and four kilos during the Christmas season, which is the highest in the year. represents 80% of -Grounding benefits, especially seen in previously overweight people, due to increased meals with family and friends.
For this reason, Dr. Carlos Marra-López, Head of the Obesity Unit at the Vithas Málaga Hospital, gives some tips to follow a healthy diet based mainly on a meal plan to introduce legumes, vegetables and fruits during these holidays . Maintain a schedule and avoid snacking between meals.
He has also advocated “self-control” at the table, serving each diner his portion, “eating in peace”, drinking plenty of water, and not abusing foods rich in sugar, fat, and foods that spoil digestion. Minimizing the consumption of products that contain sugar, such as alcohol, chocolate or coffee with milk. Likewise, they recommend avoiding a sedentary lifestyle after eating, for example jogging and maintaining regular physical exercise.
In this sense, Dr. Cristóbal Morales, specialist in endocrinology and nutrition at Vitas Sevilla, explains as a post-holiday advice that “the most important thing in January is to weigh yourself again and be aware of That’s how much you’re capable of. To put on weight.” “Now is when we have to like ourselves
The aim is to return to a healthy nutritional pattern based on the Mediterranean diet, and in cases that require professional help, medical experts are sought to obtain integrated and personalized solutions for each problem”, he commented. .
In addition, it is “equally important to increase physical activity, get good sleep and reduce stress, which are related to being overweight,” the expert argues.