Friday, December 19, 2014

Tips for Beating the Bulge this Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho! The holidays are here. Happiness and Joy aside, this season brings a little extra bulge to many a belly. Luckily, LIVESTRONG.COM  has easy tips from our Nutrition Advisor, Alyse Levine M.S., R.D, for staying trim this winter.

While Attending Holiday Parties..
•           Go for what you really want and skip what doesn't look amazing! Eat mindfully, slowly and away from the table of food - this will help you to really TASTE the food and fully enjoy it

When Hosting Your Own…
•           Give all your guests a goodie bag to take home with them of leftover foods from the dinner so you are not left with 1/2 a pie, a dozen brownies, cookies and stuffing to finish off yourself

While Lounging at Home…
•         Make sure to focus on your self-care: getting enough sleep, having down-time to recharge your battery, engaging in regular physical activity - this will help to prevent you from reaching for food for non-physical hunger reasons

When Preparing for Parties
•         Portion out a healthy snack to eat one hour before you leave; this will help prevent you from eating every crabcake in sight

When Cooking…
•         Drink water and chew gum to avoid snacking, which can add up to hundreds of extra calories you aren’t able to truly enjoy

When It’s Time for Dessert…
•         Steer clear of treats and sweets made with artificial food dyes

Visit LIVESTRONG.COM for more great fitness and nutrition tips to keep you healthy all year round.

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