Sisters: 10 Tips to Help You Avoid Gaining Weight Over Tet

As the Lunar New Year, or Tet, gives us the chance to reunite with loved ones and savor tasty meals, many of us might find ourselves unintentionally packing on the pounds. Check out this article to find 10 tips for avoiding weight gain during Tet!


1Reduce Consumption of Meat

During the Tet holiday, processed meat products such as sausages and pork pies are popular. However, these foods are high in calories and can lead to weight gain. Traditional Tet dishes like braised pork, bitter melon soup with meat, and stir-fried beef can also contribute to weight gain if consumed excessively. It is important to limit the consumption of processed meat for better health and weight management.

Reduce Consumption of Meat

2Limit Consumption of Square Cakes and Cylindrical Sticky Rice Cakes

Square cakes and cylindrical sticky rice cakes are essential during Tet in Vietnamese families. However, these cakes are high in calories due to their ingredients like fatty pork, sticky rice, and mung beans. Excessive consumption of these cakes can lead to rapid weight gain.

Limit Consumption of Square Cakes and Cylindrical Sticky Rice Cakes

3Avoid Consuming Oily Foods

Fried or deep-fried foods cooked with oil are high in calories and can make it difficult to control weight. Regular consumption of oily foods can also lead to cardiovascular diseases.

Avoid Consuming Oily Foods

4Limit Consumption of Carbonated Drinks, Alcohol, and Beer

Carbonated drinks, alcohol, and beer are high in calories and can contribute to weight gain. Carbonated drinks contain a high amount of sugar, while beer and alcohol are calorie-dense beverages. It is important to limit the consumption of these drinks to maintain weight and avoid excess calorie intake.

Limit Consumption of Carbonated Drinks, Alcohol, and Beer

5Avoid Eating Too Many Cakes and Sweets

Cakes and sweets are common during Tet, but they are high in sugar content and can contribute to weight gain. It is important to moderate the consumption of jam cakes and sweets to avoid excessive calorie intake.

Avoid Eating Too Many Cakes and Sweets

6Consume More Green Vegetables and Fruits

Choosing dishes rich in green vegetables and fruits can help reduce cravings for high-calorie foods and contribute to a balanced diet. Green vegetables and fruits also provide essential nutrients, aid digestion, and support weight management.

Consume More Green Vegetables and Fruits

7Consume Various Types of Nuts

Nuts such as cashews, almonds, and macadamia nuts can be a healthier substitute for cakes and sweets. They are rich in vitamins, fiber, and protein and do not contribute to weight gain when consumed in moderation.

Consume Various Types of Nuts

8Stay Hydrated

Drinking an adequate amount of water is crucial for maintaining a balanced weight and overall health. Water helps cleanse and cool the body and should be consumed throughout the day. The recommended daily water intake for individuals aged 19 and above is a minimum of 3 liters.

Stay Hydrated

9Get Enough Sleep

While enjoying festive parties during Tet, it is important to prioritize quality sleep for a healthy and energized body. It is recommended to sleep for 8 hours each day, starting around 10 or 11 PM, to maintain weight and overall well-being.

Get Enough Sleep

10Engage in Regular Exercise

In addition to a balanced diet, regular exercise is important to keep the body active and burn excess fat. Engaging in physical activity during Tet can help maintain a balanced physique and prevent weight gain.

Regular Exercise

With determination, you can have a happy post-Tet holiday, stay healthy for work, and maintain your desired weight. Enjoy your time with family and friends, and check out our other articles for more information!

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