Weight gain during the holiday season is a big, fat, ugly MYTH! Very few people gain as much as five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s important to stay healthy so you can enjoy all the festivities to the max. This blog provides a few simple tips to help you maintain your health during the holiday season. Learn to eat well (while enjoying a few indulgences), stay active, and more.
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Keys to better holiday nutrition are Balance and Moderation!
Eating healthy during the holidays doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be quite delicious! Try these simple tips.
Limit Your Desserts Intake - Ideally, dessert should only make up 10 - 15% of your diet (that’s about 200 – 250 calories).
Always Drink Alcohol in Moderation - Treat alcohol like a dessert and limit your alcohol consumption to one or two beverages.
Consume Small, Frequent Snacks - Eat small, healthy snacks (like fruits and vegetables) in between meals so you can satisfy your hunger with nutritious food.
Enjoy Eating - Don’t forget to enjoy the actual meal. Eat slowly. Savor the flavors. Stop when you are no longer hungry.
Remember, when you focus on moderation and balance, you're able to keep your holidays nutritious and enjoyable.