Weight Loss: 6 Diet Tips for Powering Through Those Holiday Parties!

Written by Susan Fox, Health Writer


  • Reduce holiday stress – learn how to enjoy a party without diet worries by establishing these 6 effective holiday habits.
  • Apply the principles of low glycemic, high protein (LGHP) eating to maximize appetite satisfaction and improve your metabolic health.
  • Before, during, and after the holidays, LGHP Almased smoothies are a fun way to navigate through both weight loss and weight management.

This year, gift yourself with a free pass to enjoy the festivities as well as your favorite foods. 

Even if you’re a chronic dieter, you can leave the guilt behind.

Bonus: You also won’t have to feel ambushed at holiday parties if you just plan ahead. These support strategies will help your goal weight from skating all the way to the North Pole!

1. Fill your plate wisely

At dinner parties, first fill your plate with plenty of veggies, green salads, and fruit. Add a protein entrée of meat, seafood, or plant-based protein like tofu. Then add whole grains or starches. Also, go lightly on casseroles and high-fat gravies or sauces. 

2. Delay but don’t deprive

Wait! Before a second pass at the buffet or diving right into dessert, wait about 10 minutes after eating. This gives hunger signals time to realize that you’ve eaten and that you may be full!

3. Bulk up on fiber

Fiber is awesomely healthy in itself for many reasons. For one, it slows the absorption of sugar, supporting healthy blood sugar levels, keeping your appetite satisfied longer. 

4. Upsize variety, downsize portions

Sometimes you’ll find yourself drooling at the sight of a lavish spread. When you get that “I want it all” feeling, follow your bliss – but bite by bite. 

Wanting a piece of cake, pie or gingerbread?  Have them all, but aim for just a spoonful or two of each. By the end of the party, you’ll leave with that fabulous "I've had it all" feeling.

5. Eat, drink less, and be merry?

For weight loss, you don’t want to slow down your metabolism, yet that is exactly what alcohol does. If you still choose to drink, avoid the eggnogs, cream drinks, and any beverage made with extra carbohydrates. Sip your beverages slowly, giving your body more time to metabolize it. 

6. Don’t arrive starving

This is the same principle as grocery shopping while hungry. Some people hold back their appetite in anticipation of loading up on the party fare. The backlash from this kind of restriction is more likely to result in overeating.

Almased offers a better alternative. Try eating your usual meals and add a snack before party time. For example, try half of an Almased holiday smoothie to fill in the hankering gaps. 

Easy Diet Tips to Lose Weight Fast after Holidays

When the parties are over, what will the numbers on your scale reveal? 

According to Stanford University, the average American gains a mere one pound during the holiday season. That sounds harmless unless you gain it back year after year. How many holiday parties have you enjoyed in your life?

No worries! 

Whether you need to lose a little or a lot, Almased has some easy diet tips to help you lose weight during your holiday recovery time. Fall in love with them and say goodbye to yo-yo dieting! 

Begin with the principles of low glycemic, high protein (LGHP) eating.  

Select whole foods that are high in fiber, like fruits, veggies and healthy complex carbs. Think whole grains, like brown rice and quinoa, and whole-grain types of pasta and bread. These are naturally filling. 

Good-for-you plant-based proteins are soy (tofu, tempeh, edamame), lentils, chickpeas and beans, nuts, and seeds. The best choices for animal protein are lean meats. Some of the healthier seafood are mackerel, lake trout, wild-caught Alaskan salmon, herring and sardines.

Combining protein and fiber with low-glycemic carbohydrates can help to maximize satiety after eating. 

These macronutrients work together to help you feel more satisfied with fewer calories, which is key to successful weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. 

Smart food combining can steady healthy blood sugar levels and rev up metabolism. 

Using the Almased Diet Program for Holidays 

Developed over 30 years ago by a German Holistic Therapist, Almased was developed to fix slow metabolisms. A surprising result was the side benefit of weight loss. Powerful research soon followed.

According to studies at the University of Alberta, the Almased Diet program helps optimize metabolism, so you burn fat calories while sleeping and more fat calories during the day. The body selects fat as a fuel, leading to greater fat loss.

And, with a low-glycemic index of 27, Almased is also an excellent choice for those with diabetes as it supports healthy blood sugar levels to further fat breakdown.

Slimming down after the holidays can be so much easier by just drinking an Almased shake or smoothie in place of a meal or two. 

And why not? You can skip some of the cooking and make your own holiday flavors. In no time, the numbers that show up on your scale will quickly self-correct! 

To begin the full Almased diet program, start with the Almased Figure Plan. It guides you through the 4 Phases of how to use Almased as a weight loss meal replacement shake for optimal weight loss results. 

For more initial healthy weight loss, try the Bikini-Emergency-Plan.

Once you’ve achieved your ideal dream body, don’t let it go!

Continue with weight management by snacking on an Almased shake daily, or as needed to keep up the good work.

Let Almased help support your metabolism and help you feel full and energized throughout the season and every day!

Add flavor to your holidays, not just food. Add Almased.

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