Healthy Holiday Tips
Posted by Healthy Living
December 5, 2017
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The holidays are a time to enjoy
the people we love and all the delicious food. Surprising to most, you can have both,
family and food, while being healthy at the same time! Here are a few tips and
tricks to read and practice during the holiday celebrations to come!
- Don’t skip meals during the day. This
could result in overeating.
- Have breakfast. Research shows that those who eat this important morning meal tend to consume less
and more healthy foods throughout the day.
- Include lots of fiber in your
diet. Eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains. High fiber foods are high
in volume and will satisfy hunger, but are lower in calories.
- Use a smaller plate. This allows you to put
less food on your plate and encourages proper portion sizes.
- Fill your plate with
vegetables and salad first. Then fill your plate with the entrees and desserts. Eating a salad
before your meal can help you to not overeat.
- Eat slowly and savor every bite. This will help you to recognize when you are full.
- Wait 10 minutes. Before going back for seconds wait 10 minutes to see if you really are
- Be physically active after dinner. This
is a great time to go for a walk and catch up with family members, or play
catch or a game of basketball with the kids.
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