Memorial Offers Tips For Maintaining Your Weight During The Holidays

Friday, December 13, 2013

Memorial has offered the following sensible seasonal eating tips to help with maintaining your weight during the holidays:

 

• Eat before you party! Food will be less tempting.

Skipping meals to allow you to eat more later often results in overeating. Imagine trying to drive on empty with the plans to overfill your gas tank later! It doesn’t work. Your car doesn’t run on empty and neither should you. 

 

• Survey the buffet. Take a look at all of your options before filling your plate. Often you will start piling food on your plate without realizing that your favorite food was at the end the table. Compare eating to packing for a trip. We all put in a few extras in the suitcase. But would you pack a dozen pair of socks just because and not leave room for a swimsuit if you are going to the beach? At the holidays, identify your favorites and enjoy those items.

 

• Eat from a plate but don’t use a platter. Making food choices from a serving tray could result in a load of calories. Six small cubes of cheese total over 300 calories. Instead use a small plate and fill it once.  If after 20 minutes you are still hungry, try to nibble on crudités. These items will be satisfying and provide essential vitamins. 

 

The holidays are a time to celebrate! Your eating may not be ideal during this time of the year, but use common sense. When you ring in the New Year will you have regrets, a few extra pounds, or no need for resolutions?  


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