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Eating Healthy During the Holidays

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Doctor of Fitness

We know the holiday food line-up. There are the usual suspects, of course. From Aunt Edna’s famous double chocolate cake, to neighbor Bob’s extra rich holiday fudge, we know them well. That low-calorie hummus dip might do just fine during any other part of the year, but it pales in comparison to the mouth-watering avalanche of cookies, cakes, pies and other holiday treats that dance before our eyes. 

Eating healthy during the holiday season can be challenging to say the least, so here are some tips to help you make it through the holidays without busting your waistline:

  • Those holiday parties aren’t for just for food; there are actual people there. Go talk to them and enjoy their company, because when you’re talking, you’re not eating. 
     
  • Calories aren’t just found in food. That holiday punch can pack a wallop when it comes to calories, so watch what you drink and try to limit your alcohol consumption. As an alternative, opt for sparkling water.
     
  • When all else fails, you can always bring your own food. That way you know there’s at least something you can eat.
     
  • After a tough day’s shopping at the local mall, just about anything at the food court looks good. Avoid this fate by bringing healthy snacks to tide you over or better yet, make sure you eat a quality meal before you hit the stores.

While holiday food is great, it’s not the only reason for the season. Take advantage of everything the holidays have to offer - fun, family and joy - and you can still enjoy a slim and trim you when the new year rolls around.

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