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Follow These Steps To Stay Healthy During The Holidays!

Nov 28, 2013

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Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce are dishes that we all love to eat during the holidays, but unfortunately, they also throw us off our healthy eating habits.  There’s a way to enjoy all of that yummy food but without overindulging (as much as you might want to), and staying on the healthy side.

 

OMG!  Your friends and family are having a huge buffet.  What can you do? Instead of diving in and putting everything you see on your plate, create a plan.  Your first plate of food should be restricted to vegetables and salad, and during your second trip, grab small portions of the other foods you want to eat.  This will allow you to taste everything and will also keep you from feeling deprived.

 

If your family and friends have open bars at their holiday parties, you may be tempted to overindulge on the booze.  However, instead of drinking the night away, have only one drink, nurse it for a while and don’t go back to the bar.  By only consuming one, you’ll lower how many calories you take in.  If you must have more than one, order a glass of white wine instead of a glass of red wine and add some ice cubes to it; it will make your drink last longer.  If you’re drinking a cocktail, stay away from soda or juice mixers.  And of course, please don’t drink and drive — the healthiest rule of all.

 

When the party is over, don’t take any leftovers home.  This will allow you to get back on track the next day.  If you are hosting the party, send your guests home with all of your leftovers — they will love it!  This way, you will not have any temptations in your refrigerator the next day.

 

It’s not difficult to keep your bad eating habits at bay during the holidays.  By following these simple steps, you can have control of what you eat by still being able to indulge in all the decadent foods that these holiday parties have to offer — without jeopardizing your waistline.

 

Have a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!