Hack the Holidays | Hack #1 - Prioritize Protein
Alright we can already smell the apple pie - it’s gonna be another great (read: tough) dessert season!
This year though - well, this year’s different. This year, you’ll be armed with useful and practical hacks from the fields of nutrition, neuroscience, and psychology to help you minimize temptation and maximize connection... and show up to your Zumba class January 1 like you own the place.
Our first hack comes from the world of NUTRITION:
Hack #1: Prioritize Protein.
Protein is the most satiating macronutrient - even more than fat. What does that mean for you? When you eat your protein first, your cells respond by telling you they have the fuel they need so you feel full quicker, and for longer.
No matter what your goals are, they almost certainly involve getting a good amount of protein. Here’s a protein calculator to help you determine how much you need each day along with some lists of high-quality animal and plant-based protein.
When you merrily begin each meal this holiday season, cut into the chicken first, finish it, then reach for the dinner roll. That’ll make the second (or third) roll seem less necessary while still satisfying you. Try this out at your next meal, and see if it’s true for you. And don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with an ERND truffle or bite!