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How has your holiday been treating your waistline?

Staying on track this time of year can be super challenging. Over the past few weeks there have been all kinds of cookies, snacks, etc. Sticking to healthy eating has not been easy.. It’s a wonderful time to spend with family, friends and people you really care for in your life. This was always my mother’s favorite time of the year. We would spend hours baking cakes, cookies and all the sugar filled goodies. I continue to carry on this tradition. I love sharing all the home baked goods with anyone that will take them off my hands, especially if it means less calories going into my body.. LOL But seriously it can be so easy for the extra calories to sneak up on us over this holiday day season so, here are a few tips to keep you healthy over the holiday season.

  1. Choose Fruits and Vegetables first, fill your plate with ½-¾ fruits and vegetables. Eat these first, so you can fill up on nutrients first.

  2. If you’re not sure if there will be a healthy option at the potluck, Bring it. This way you'll have at least one healthy option to enjoy during the party.

  3. When you go to a new restaurant, check out the menu online and choose what you’re going to eat. That way when you get there you won’t be as tempted to choose unhealthy options out of hunger.

  4. use the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time eat unprocessed clean foods and 20% enjoy those less healthy items. You can always enjoy the less healthy options, just not so much of it.

  5. Keep it moving, get in some form of movement at least 3-4 times a week for 20-30 minutes.


Stephanie J

Here's a little Holiday Salad to add a healthy item to your holiday table.

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