4.2018

Zion Nat'l Park, Columbine

Holiday Eating: Survival Tip # 7

There is no need to deprive yourself! You might however, cruise the buffet table before taking a plate, to increase your chances for choosing wisely. Use a small plate to enhance your emotional level of satisfaction and satiation. Be sure to take small tastes of several well-chosen foods, and savor every bite!

Holiday Eating: Survival Tip # 6

To drink or not to drink–alcohol, that is.

Egg nog and punch or any beverage with alcohol, when consumed sensibly are perfectly reasonable holiday choices. If you have 2 generous portions of egg nog however, you might consider modifying the food choices you make later in the evening, or better yet, have a couple of small sips of egg nog, eat well at the party, and enjoy a glass of red wine with your meal!

Holiday Eating: Survival Tip # 5

The holiday spirit is all around us!

Select what you eat wisely. Combine protein and carbohydrates, such as veggies, bean salad, grain casserole, cheese, smoked fish, and chicken skewers from the buffet table. Eat these foods prior to considering desserts.

Holiday Eating: Survival Tip # 4

Arrive with a success strategy, which will allow you the permission to splurge, but to do so with intention and awareness. State a positive affirmation prior to arriving at the party or family dinner. Consider “I will nurture my health and eat well” or ”I intend to enjoy small tastes of my favorite foods”. Positive affirmations are very powerful and will influence the outcome of your choices.

Holiday Eating: Survival Tip # 3

Let the celebrating begin! You can enjoy the holiday season while maintaining your commitment to optimal health.

Plan ahead, balancing your food intake for the day. If you are going to a party in the evening, choose well for your two earlier small meals and small in-between-meal snacks. If you have had an indulgent family holiday breakfast, eat lean and light for the remainder of the day.

Holiday Eating: Survival Tip # 2

Let the celebrating begin! You can enjoy the holiday season while maintaining your commitment to optimal health. Remember this basic concept: Drink plenty of water. Water can be filling which may diminish hunger and allow for healthful food decision making. You can dilute juice drinks with water, which will lower the amount of sugar and calories you take in. If you are partying, I recommend alternating water with alcoholic beverages to prevent overdoing the alcohol as well as decrease your simple carbohydrate and calorie intake (and minimize the morning after headache…).


Congratulations, Becky!

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