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Here Come the Holidays!

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Here come the holidays!

Thanksgiving greatings

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Then a few weeks later Christmas, and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. All great excuses to eat – a lot! For those of us who need to watch what we eat, this can be a challenging time of the year. Here are a few tips to help us get through this time of great temptation:

  1. Get active! Burn off a bunch of calories ahead of time. If you already exercise regularly – good. Keep it up and maybe lengthen your workout time a bit. If you have been putting this off, well, there is no better time to start exercising than right now.
     
  2. Eat breakfast – Experts say eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite when it comes time to sit down at that over-loaded dinner table. It’s not a good idea to arrive at the dinner table starving hungry.
     
  3. Lighten up – Whether you’re cooking yourself or contributing to a potluck, vow to make your food healthier by using less fat and sugar.
     
  4. Watch your portions – Scan the whole smorgasbord and decide up front what you want to eat. Then – be reasonable! If you keep your portions small you can enjoy whatever you want.
     
  5. Skip the seconds.

The SCCLD has some great books to help you enjoy the holiday season. Here are a few suggestions:

How to Cook A Turkey
How to Cook A Turkey 641.6659
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving 641.568
EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy
EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy 641.5
Vegan Holiday Kitchen
Vegan Holiday Kitchen 641.5636

 

Thanksgiving Greetings

 

 

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