5 easy tips for healthy eating during the holidays
(NC)Is there really any way to eat healthy during the holidays?
Yes, no and maybe are all correct answers. The temptations are great and the cravings for salt, sugar and fat are easily gratified, but here are some simple ways to stay on track:
• Never arrive at a party hungry. Before heading to a holiday event, eat a light snack of raw veggies or fruit, such as a cluster of grapes. You'll feel satisfied and therefore not so prone to overeat once you arrive.
• Plan time to exercise throughout the season. It will help relieve stress and help prevent weight gain.
• If you're going to a potluck, bring your dish plus a simple bowl of grapes to hedge your bets. Grapes are always festive, decorative, easy-to-serve – and best of all, every colour of California grapes – green, red, and black – are available through January.
• At the buffet table, be selective. Choose only your favourite foods and be sure to include some fresh fruit or vegetables to help balance your plate.
• Listen to your body. Eat until you are satisfied, but not over full. (There is a difference.)
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