What if you ate too much for the holidays? Nutritionists’ advice

Sunday, December 26, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

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The winter holidays are an opportunity for Romanians to load their meals with all kinds of traditional dishes. Pork dishes, sarmales and cozonacs are not missing from Romanians’ holiday tables, but, consumed in large quantities, they can be harmful.

Nutritionists recommend that we be moderate and eat in moderation.

People prone to excesses

In an interview for Ziare.com, nutritionist Șerban Damian explains why it is good to eat in moderation.

“Temperance is an attitude that should accompany us throughout the year and in this way we would not need to ask ourselves the question” how to be temperate for the holidays. ” It is true that during this period we have more culinary temptations and maybe the greedy ones are more prone to excesses, but the thought that we can eat traditional dishes whenever we want should help us, we are not limited to a few days of the year. People who have a relaxed and correct attitude towards food know that they can eat whatever they want, if they limit themselves to some civilized quantities. It is good to think about the composition of each preparation and to stop in moderate amounts when it comes to preparations rich in fat or sugar and also in the case of alcohol “, said for Ziare.com Dr. Șerban Damian, nutritionist.

What do we do if we eat too much

The nutritionist explains how we can ease the digestive process if we eat too much.

“If we eat too much, it is important to allow ourselves a period of time after this episode in which we reduce the amount of food and make healthy choices (in the sense of avoiding large amounts of fat and sugar). Not necessarily to lose weight, but to ease digestive processes. On the other hand, it is good to have an inner “discussion” and to ask ourselves why we have come to do that excess, in the idea that we could draw some conclusions that will help us to be more balanced on the next occasion, “he said. Dr. Serban Damian.

The doctor is of the opinion that the emotional part of the holidays should take precedence over the gastronomic part.

“My advice, which I also give to my patients, is not to abstain completely and not to try to deprive themselves of the preparations specific to the holidays, but to limit themselves to moderate amounts. You can be satisfied with a smaller piece of cake or with 4 sarmale instead of 8. I don’t think there is a specific solution in this regard, but just try to detach yourself from the idea that the holidays mean whole days with endless meals, unhealthy food and drink. Rather, we should focus on the idea of ​​being with loved ones, giving, reconnecting, forgiving, relaxing and enjoying yourself, ”added the nutritionist.

The most dangerous foods

The nutritionist says that all the combinations of food and drink we consume during the holidays can bring us extra pounds.

“On holidays, there is usually an excess of fatty meat, particularly pork cooked in various forms, which is very rich in saturated fat. Sweets are also present in various forms and in larger quantities than in the rest of the year. Above all, alcohol consumption increases substantially. All this represents an increased stress on the digestive tract and not infrequently a way to quickly gain a few kilograms “, said Dr. Şerban Damian.

Source: Breaking News – Cele mai importante stiri – Ziare.com by ziare.com.

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