Christmas is approaching soon, and it is the season of indulgence, everyone also wants to look their best. Eating a combination of soluble and insoluble fibre and drinking lots of water can help in staying fit and healthy. Losing weight is not only about working out hard but also about the intake of the right amount of food required for the body, reports femalefirst.co.uk. So this Christmas ensure you're looking and feeling your best throughout the holiday season with these tips: - Portion control: Portion control while eating is vital to stay fit. You may be eating healthier, but piling your plate with food will not help with weight loss. Cutting down your portion size will not only help in losing weight but it means you can still eat some of your favourite foods, but just a lower amount of it. - Drink more water: Throughout the warmer months we tend to drink more water but when the weather is cold it's not something that we think about. Drinking water not only helps to keep skin hydrated and looking good but it maintains the body's balance of fluids and helps to keep calories in check. - Salt control: Too much salt in the diet contributes to edema and bloating, so stick to the recommended 1,500 mg a day. Don't put salt on the table to add to your dinner and limit the amount you use whilst cooking. - Right mix of soluble and insoluble fibre: Eating a combination of soluble and insoluble fibre is an effective way to stay regular and avoid the bloated feeling that comes with constipation. Foods that are rich in fibre include oranges, mushrooms, raspberries, broccoli and cabbage. These are good for health. It's time to start eating them. Fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grain snacks also help.Source: IANS << Scientists Identify Protein Behind Cancer Spread Risk for Autism Increased by Combination of Air Pollution a... >> Recommended Reading Rev Up Your House This Christmas, Here's How A colourfully decorated Christmas tree with gifts at its foot in the corner of your room can just lighten up things READ MORE Leftover Sprouts Light Up Christmas Tree Scientists have found a way of using left-over sprouts by utilizing them to power a battery to light up a Christmas tree. READ MORE Christmas: Limit Weight Gain Smartly Contrary to popular belief, it is not that tough to maintain your health and weight around the festive period. READ MORE Thailand Schoolchildren Set Human Christmas Tree Record 852 schoolchildren in Thailand dressed in green and red hoodies, sought to break the Guinness world record for the largest human Christmas tree, report sources. READ MORE Epilepsy Fits or convulsions or Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent, involuntary seizures and is described as a chronic neurological disorder READ MORE Healthy Gifting Ideas for Diwali Diwali, the festival of lights is round the corner. Take a fat free route when it comes to gifting this Diwali. Go the untraditional way and gift your near and dear ones with the gift of health. READ MORE Who Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain? Walking early morning would improve your health as it helps heart and brain to function properly. Find more about its benefits for your body. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Sanatogen Blood Pressure Calculator Fongitar (Zinc Pyrithionone) More News on: EpilepsyHealthy Gifting Ideas for DiwaliWho Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain?