Hi Friends of Oompf, it's Alvan here. Today we will be talking about ways you can keep up with your diet during Chinese New Year; or any festive seasons for that matter.
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, I'm sure many of us are busy ordering our CNY goodies like pineapple tarts or bak kwa. For some of you that have prioritised keeping a clean and healthy diet throughout the year, CNY may be a period where you might feel stressed about all the eating you will be doing during visitations.
Just like how you won't lose weight from eating one "clean" meal, you're not going to gain a devastating amount of weight from enjoying a few CNY goodies. However that does not mean you should be shoving a box of pineapple tarts down your throat!
Here are a few tips to enjoy your CNY goodies without feeling guilty!
#1 Tip - Have proper meals!
Stick to having your 3 proper meals a day. Going to a relative's place with an empty stomach is a surefire way to fall into temptation and gorge on high-caloric festive treats! Stick to having your proper meals to ensure you are getting the same macronutrients that you usually would consume on a normal day. This will also ensure that you will not be too famished and binge on the goodies.