Chew on this: thinking before eating this holiday season

Body

As much as we look forward to holiday parties and dinners, many of us worry about enjoying it too much and packing on the pounds. Eating healthy through the holidays can be hard. Even the most disciplined people struggle with temptation during the holiday season. If you want to keep calories within a healthy range here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Don’t skip meals. This can make you overly hungry and eat more at the next meal
  2. Eat slowly and savor your food. Put your eating utensil down from time to time during your meal or hold your glass in your eating hand to slow you down
  3. Eat only when you are hungry
  4. Don’t waste calories on foods you don’t like or that you can eat anytime
  5. Don’t forget that liquids have calories too
  6. If you bring a dish to share, make it a healthy choice that you love. This way you have one thing you can eat without racking up a bunch of calories
  7. Don’t deprive yourself of special holiday foods. It’s okay to splurge once in a while. Be mindful to stay on track when the holiday meal is over

Simple everyday eating tips to enhance your health, boost your energy and combat stress.