Holiday Nutrition Strategies

10 Tips for the Season

The fall months roll into “the holidays.” For many people, extra pounds roll on along with the favorite holiday foods and treats. Here are 10 tips to enjoy healthy nutrition and maintain your weight through the holiday season.

  1. Eat breakfast. Studies show people who eat breakfast
    take in fewer calories during the day.
  2. Plate it. Putting food on a plate, rather than grazing at a holiday party, helps you be more mindful of what you’re eating and how much.
  3. Portion control.  Grab a smaller plate to help manage the temptation to put more on your plate than you need.
  4.  Start with veggies.  Eat a few healthy vegetables first to curb
    your appetite before sampling holiday treats.
  5. Choose proteins.  Nuts, low-fat dairy, legumes, and lean meat in
    healthy portions will help you feel full.
  6. Skip it. If you don’t love it, don’t eat it!
  7. Slow down. It takes your brain time to receive the signal that
    you’re full, so slow down and enjoy every bite.
  8. Wait for the seconds. If you wait 10 minutes, you’ll feel more full and
    the temptation for seconds will pass.
  9. Focus on a few bites. The first bites are the most satisfying; enjoy them without thinking you need the entire dish.
  10. Be a little brave. Experiment with new flavors and seasonings; you
    might find some new healthy traditions.

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