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17 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

by | Dec 21, 2013 | Healthy Living, Nutrition Info

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Celebrate the Holidays: 17 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

C oncoct new creations. Can Grandma’s gravy survive with stock instead of cream?

E at Vegetables. Add two vegetables that aren’t drenched in sugar to your meals.

L eave a couple bites. Leaving a few bites on your plate isn’t the end of the world.

E xit the food gravitational pull. If the dessert buffet is staring you down, move the food or yourself.

B ring something healthy to parties that you’ll eat .

R ise and shine. Set the alarm and get in a good workout and breakfast.

A llow yourself to pause and step away from the chaos. Allow yourself a recharge evening at home with a healthier meal under your own rules.

T reat yourself under the three P conditions: Give yourself Permission for the treat under your terms. Plan what and when ahead of time. Portion out what you know is the appropriate amount and stick with it.

E valuate how hungry and how full you are. Only eat if you are truly hungry and stop right when you feel full.


H alvises. Share big meals and dessert.

O rganize a special calendar for parties and food to plan what you’ll eat.

L augh. Enjoy friends and family first and don’t let food ruin your holiday.

I dentify what you want to eat and only put those foods on your plate. You don’t have to try everything.

D rink water. Aim for at least 64 ounces each day but you’ll notice you feel better with 96 ounces.

A ppreciate the taste and craftsmanship that went into the food and you might fill up faster and be satisfied with less.

Y ield to a full stomach. December will come around again and you can have that special food again.

S tart transitioning back to a normal eating pattern. Don’t let the holiday eating linger into January. Catapult yourself out of the holiday party food and eating patterns and fall back into your healthy routine.