Eat Mindfully

As we gather with friends and family to celebrate life’s happiest moments, more often than not, we overindulge on food and drink. It seems like every festive meal is richly filled with scrumptious cuisine you would normally never eat. It’s tough to always make healthy choices, but with the right mindset, and help from USANA®Digestive Enzyme, you’ll be able to enjoy some of your favorites without the after-dinner guilt.
Eat with a Purpose
Stay mindful to avoid overeating. As you enjoy the conversation, it becomes easy to unknowingly nibble away. Pay attention to what you eat, and avoid sneaking a taste just for the sake of snacking. The key is not to overdo it. When grazing, fill a small plate to monitor your portion. Have that slice of pie or a glass of eggnog, but then tailor the size of your meal.
As you get ready for your next family gathering, put these simple tricks to work to help you sample all your favorites, and avoid the overeating misery:
  • Portion control. Don’t deprive yourself, just eat smaller portions and less often.
  • Eat when you’re hungry. Don’t eat just because food is available.
  • Slow down. Enjoy each bite and put your fork down as you chew.
  • Pay attention. Mindlessly snacking can lead to overeating. Make each meal count.
  • Sneak in a workout. It won’t offset all the calories you might eat, but it’ll help.
  • Plan. Know when and where you’ll be eating. You’re less likely to overdo it if you know you’ll be joining family for a larger dinner.

Support Your System
When you feel like you just can’t take another bite, don’t. Get up and walk away. Fifteen to twenty minutes of walking, or even standing, after a meal can help ease digestion and keep the digestive process moving. Combined with USANA Probiotic and USANA® Digestive Enzyme, exercise is the best way to avoid putting unnecessary stress on your stomach as it’s trying to break down that delicious meal.
The meals we eat are filled with macronutrients, protein, fats, and carbohydrates. We rely on a variety of enzymes to break food down into usable nutrients. Digestive Enzyme aids in the digestion process with enzymes that target starch, protein, cellulose, and lactose.* It also features artichoke extract which has been effective to help with mild bloating after a meal.
Mistakes Happen, Get Back on Track
If you overdo it, don’t worry. Your path to overall health is much more than one meal.
Achieving optimal health is constant journey, and an overindulgence here and there won’t make or break you along the way. It takes an additional 3,500 calories consumed in a week to gain one pound. If you do treat yourself to a “cheat” meal, adjust what you eat for the next one. Every meal is important, but don’t let a slip become a fall by losing sight of the bigger, healthier picture.
Establishing mindful eating will help you develop healthy eating habits to keep you on track with your healthy lifestyle, no matter what temptations come your way. Use USANA Digestive Enzyme to help you break down each delicious bite.