Mindful eating for the holiday season
Created: Friday, 19 November 2010 09:51
Written by Kristie Harris
Be sure to tune into Health Talk on WTZQ AM 1600
this morning at 10:02 a.m. I will be talking to Cheryl G. Tuttle, MHS, RD, CSO, LDN, about mindful eating during the holiday season. She shared the additional information below:
During the winter months it is easy to turn to comfort foods that may not be the best for our health or waistline. Excessive fat and sugar can sneak its way in into your diet from the candies, baked goods and other winter holiday foods that are so commonly available at home and in the workplace during the season. Those extra calories can eventually add up to undesired weight gain. For someone wanting to lose weight, that weight gain can be detrimental to feeling successful with weight loss goals. However, it is not too late to consider a few general tips that might help you make it through the holidays without regrets. 1. Be cautious of buffets and appetizers, remember every bite counts2. Be mindful of liquid calories, they count too3. Watch the portions, stick to small plates and one helping4. Do not skip meals, going hungry does not help5. Search out fruits and vegetables, for example: berries, pears, citrus, greens6. Stay hydrated with simple water7. Plan ahead and pre-pack healthy foods while on the go8. Eat breakfast9. Find ways to stay active10. Do not set yourself up for failure, stick to a goal to maintain weight and allow for some treats in your daily meal planning
Thanks Cheryl, for those great tips.