Friday, December 19, 2014

Strategies for Holiday Eating

As the holidays approach, so do the numerous parties. This can present many challenges when trying to eat healthy. Here are some helpful strategies to keep your outings healthy and happy.
  • Move your socializing away from the food.
  • Start your day with smaller meals if you plan on treating yourself later.
  • Include as many fruits and vegetables as you can either prior to the party or during the party.
  • Don't starve yourself prior to the party. It takes 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain you are full. You can eat a lot in 20 minutes.
  • Don’t rush to eat– take time to socialize.
  • Start off with a nonalcoholic, low-calorie drink.
  • If there is a buffet, scan the entire buffet before putting every food item on your plate.
  • Include some type of exercising when possible. Walking or climbing the stairs are activities that don't require going to the gym.
  • Maintain weight rather than setting a goal for weight loss during the holidays to avoid disappointment.
  • Most of all, enjoy the holidays!

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