Posted by: rodalex87 | November 20, 2012

Ten Healthy Holiday Tips

1. Be realistic.  Don’t try to lose pounds during the holidays, instead try to maintain your current weight.

2. Plan time for exercise.  Most YMCAs (where I work, haha) will be open EVERYDAY except Thanksgiving and Christmas!  No Y membership?  Enjoy a brisk walk to avoid gaining weight.

3. Don’t skip meals.  Eat a light snack before a holiday party to prevent over-indulging.

4. Survey party buffets BEFORE filling your plate.  Skip your least favorite foods and include fruits and veggies.

5. Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed.  Savor your favorite holiday treats.

6. Be careful w/ beverages.  Alcohol can lessen inhibitions and induce overeating; non-alcoholic beverages can be full of calories and sugar.

7. If you overeat one meal go light on the next.  No one gains weight from one piece of pie, but many gain weight from too much pie!

8. Feed someone else: serve a holiday meal to someone in need.

9. Avoid eating seconds.  Fill your plate with favorite foods but resist going back for more and overeating.

10. Bring your own healthy dish to a party and practice cooking healthier foods. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


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