December Newsletter- Nutrition for the holidays

Nutrition for the Holidays

As we approach the holiday season, one of the things that everyone always looks forward to is the food. There are huge family dinners, a vast array of desserts, and sometimes even more candy than Halloween. How can you stay healthy and on track during this holiday season when there are so many scrumptious foods to choose from? Luckily for you, we’re divulging a few secrets that will help you curb your cravings and be on your way to a healthy holiday!

  1. Drink lots of water. If you find yourself having trouble avoiding the snack table, chug down a large glass of water. It will help give your stomach that feeling of fullness, and you’ll be less likely to snack.
  2. When you first get to a party, find something healthy. It might be raw veggies or a non-cream based soup. Eat that first. Not only will you be giving your body something healthy, but same as the glass of water, you will also be filling your stomach up.
  3. Concentrate on what you’re eating. In the midst of parties, it’s easy to get caught up in conversation and fun and not really pay attention to the food being put into your mouth. Handfuls of snacks can be eaten and you might barely remember what it tasted like. By actually focusing on what you are eating and savoring the taste of things, you’ll feel more satisfied and full.
  4. Don’t try to hold out on holiday treats, you’ll only crave them more and likely end up binging at a later time. Instead, try just limiting yourself to one treat at a party. If there are just so many that you can’t decide, limit yourself to one bite of a few different treats.
  5. Turn cookie and sweets making time into non-edible projects. Create your own greeting cards, design wrapping paper, or create homemade crafts as presents. Less time around sweets means less sweets in your stomach.
  6. Check our Facebook page during December. We will be posting a healthy dessert recipe each week!
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