Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Advice

Let me remind you of a few things while we are in the midst of the Holiday season.

First: Remember portion control! It's so easy to overindulge especially when there is a table of food and you can stand by is all night long and eat and eat and eat and eat. Try this instead: eat a sensible meal before you head out to your Holiday party and then make one pass through the food line filling up that plate ONLY ONCE.

What about if it's a sit down dinner you ask? Don't finish everything on your plate. Some people think it's a waste to waste food. Well if you are eating more calories than you need, the food is still being wasted and will be stored as fat in your body. Think before you eat.

Alcohol adds extra calories too. Try alternating every alcoholic beverage with a glass of water. And please try to stay away from creamy beverages.

Also, try and work out more. We're all eating more....that's unavoidable. One of the things we can do to offset the extra calories a little bit is to move more. This could be parking farther away on your shopping trips or asking friends and family to go on a nice long walk with you.....especially since the weather is tolerable at this point. Or just get to the gym and workout. Just keep moving!

I hope you all have a relaxing holiday.

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