International Association Wellness Professionals
How to have a healthy holiday
It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to celebrate the holidays with parties, get-togethers, corporate dinners, and of course the endless family celebrations. While the holidays can sneak up on us ever year, doesn’t mean the pounds have to follow. The average American will gain 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Now, don’t let that happen to you this holiday season. Temptations will be knocking at every door. Boss’s giving you boxes of chocolate or bottles of wine, Grandma’s homemade warm apple pie, Aunt Martha’s cheesy potato casserole, and even grocers putting out their array of colorful and mouth-watering cookies, pies, and exquisite holiday pastries are just the beginning. However, there is no need to deprive your taste buds this holiday season. Instead, try something new this year. Make your New Year’s resolution before the holidays even begin. Resolution: making this season, a season full of making healthy holiday choices that feel great. Follow these healthy eating tips to look and feel your best during this holiday season.
When attending a holiday party…
- Limit grazing or sampling. Instead, take a plate of choose what you would like to eat. That way you can see it all on your plate and take your time enjoying each bite.
- Plan ahead. Eat lighter meals on the days you have a holiday party to attend. Don’t skip breakfast or lunch to make up for your twenty course holiday dinner. You will eat too fast, too much, and consume even more by holding out.
- Snack on fruits and vegetables before heading out the door. Have a small salad, cup of yogurt or a handful of almon