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They’re inevitable and they happen every year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years. So, how can we prevent those 5-10 pounds from accumulating around our midsection? Here are a few simple tips to prevent you from overindulging in holiday cheer.
1.) Pre-Party Snacking: Control appetite by having a balanced snack containing protein, carbohydrates and fat. This will prevent you from raiding the buffet table or chasing the waitstaff around the room for hors d’oeuvres.
2.) Make That A Double: Vegetable order, that is! Fill your plate with dark, colorful vegetables. They are low in calories, high in fiber and packed with phytonutrients. Cover half your place with produce to prevent overeating.
3.) Practice Mindful Eating: See, smell, taste and then chew, chew, chew! Take small bites and savor each one. It takes 20 minutes for the signal to reach your brain telling your body that it’s satiated.
4.) Fruitful Desserts: Fabulous fresh fruits make great desserts. Add a little Greek yogurt and some raw honey or make your own whipped cream or bake apples with raisins, cinnamon and nuts.
5.) Skip the Fried Food: Go for heart-healthy fish or lean proteins like chicken or white turkey meat. Bake, broil, grill or poach. Staying healthy and balanced during the holiday season can be easy!
› Larisa Alonso, MS, LN/D, CNS has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Cornell and a Master’s in Nutrition & immunology from the University of Texas-School of Public Health in Houston. She’s currently a Nutritionist at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach; 800.742.9000, CanyonRanchMiamiBeach.com.
“Pay mind to your own life, your own health and wholeness.
A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.”
— Frederick Buechner
Did you know that rendering the average human body would produce enough fat to make 7 bars of soap? The question, of course, is whether to make them lavender-scented or refreshing vanilla.
Here’s a fun one to think about next time you’re in a crowded elevator: the average Joe or Jill releases approximately a pint of gas every day. And most likely, all those people in the elevator have just drank coffee.
Looking for a way to supplement your daily workout? How about a make-out session? Kissing has been shown to burn about 150 calories per hour. Though you might be better off cleaning the house — at 576 calories, it’s better than jogging.