Holiday Food: Swap This for That The holidays are approaching quickly! This time of year brings colder weather, shorter days, and some our favorite, not-so-healthy foods. It can be hard to stay on track when we’re tempted by warm and hearty soups, gigantic turkey dinners, or those sweet pumpkin treats. When we get together with…

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It can be very hard to resist those delectable pies and homemade baked goods during the holidays but as long as you set healthy guidelines and routines during the holiday season then you will be one step ahead of everyone when the new year comes. It is very easy for individuals to pack in the calories during the holidays because your not only surrounded by all of the holiday food favorites but as the weather gets cold, the comfort foods start to become more prominent in many individuals daily food habits. As Thanksgiving gets closer and you begin to start analyzing what you are going to put on your plate and what workouts you will need to do for the next day; I want you to remember one word “moderation!” Moderation is key in any holiday get-together or festivity. As you start to contemplate what your action step will be I am going to leave you with a few tips for a healthy holiday season. 10 Tips to Follow During the Holiday Season: 1. Don’t arrive to family or friends houses on an empty stomach 2. Eat your regular amount of meals and snacks (3 meals and 2-3 snacks) 3. Bring a healthy dish to the party or offer to bring one 4. Avoid excess alcohol 5. Avoid over-snacking 6. Select smaller portions 7. Eat slowly 8. Leave the table when you are done 9. Stay active-get everyone moving 10. Modify holiday recipes Choose More: 1. White meat turkey breast 2. White meat chicken breast 3. Steamed vegetables 4. Fresh fruit 5. Tossed salad 6. Sweet potatoes 7. Whole grains 8. Water (kick it up with some flavor: add in some fresh lemon or lime wedges) Choose Less: 1. Pies/Cakes 2. Eggnog 3. Pudding 4. Gravy 5. Candy 6. Sugary beverages/alcoholic drinks 7. Stuffing 8. Casseroles Have a safe and fun holiday season!

It can be very hard to resist those delectable pies and homemade baked goods during the holidays but as long as you set healthy guidelines and routines during the holiday season then you will be one step ahead of everyone when the new year comes.  It is very easy for individuals to pack in the…

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