This does not mean you should dread Valentine’s Day or deprive yourself of the day’s food and enjoyment. Just try to eat healthy on this day.
“Whether you have a romantic dinner or a Valentine’s Day party planned, don’t abandon your exercise routine. on the contrary, tighten it. Do fewer minutes but turn up the intensity or simply do your workouts from home,” says Gerald Ruzindana, a practicing nutritionist in Remera.
He also insists on watching alcohol intake during the day.
“Alcoholic beverages contain “empty calories” offering little to no nutritional value and contributing to excess weight gain. Try having a glass of water between alcoholic drinks to help cut calories and remain well hydrated,” Ruzindana advises.
Adding to that, eating protein also comes in handy on the historically acclaimed worldwide day of love.
“Quality protein includes lean meats, chicken, eggs, yogurt and low-fat cheese. Protein will help you feel full and control your appetite,” he says.
Lastly, the nutritionist advises couples to take a romantic stroll. After sitting through dinner and dessert, help your food digest and burn a few extra calories by going for a romantic stroll. If possible, walk to and from your dining destination instead of driving. If you have a “bad” day, don’t worry or stress about it. Just get back on track the next day.