Monday, November 21, 2011

PART 1: Simple Healthy Holiday Tips

My good friend and Holistic nutritionist  Tanya Quinn,  wrote out 11 Great  Tips for The Holiday season. So with her permission she allowed me to share these with you. I plan on following them myself. How about you? Its always good to Pick 1 and start there.
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The Holiday Sesason is here and with it comes parties and rich, fatty party food. All of this tempting fare tends to lead to overindulgence, bloating and weight gain. Avoid feeling the indigestion and guilt brought on by excess; follow these simple healthy holiday habits. You'll be glad you did.

1. Eat breakfast: Skipping breakfast to “save room” for a big meal?often causes you to overindulge. The roller-coaster effect on your blood sugar may cause you to overeat foods that are fatty and high in sugar; this adds to weight gain during the holidays. Eat a breakfast that is high in fiber and protein.

2. Eat before the party: Just as you want to be metabolically stable by eating breakfast, you want to have a small snack before the party to stave off any potential hunger that might lead you to make less desirable choices. Snack on something with a little protein like a handful of raw nuts.

3. Start off raw: When arriving at the party or event start by eating a salad or raw vegetables. These foods are high in fiber and very alkaline both of which are beneficial for your body. Just go easy on the creamy, fatty dressings by choosing healthier dressings such as vinaigrette or hummus.

4. Eat slowly: Savor your food and be mindful of what you are eating. The point of the party is to spend time with friends and family; to socialize rather than to stuff yourself. Eating quickly and mindlessly can lead to overeating; savoring your food and taking your time to eat will help prevent this.

5. Avoid sabotage: Frequently at family gatherings you may be encouraged to overeat as one person or another asks you to have “just one more” slice of pie, serving of casserole or whatever dish they are promoting. Learn to gently refuse seconds, thirds or more, this will help you feel better and avoid excess.

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Okay thats it for now..stay tuned later in the week to get the other 6 Tips.

Of course exercsing along with these tips will get you results. You can join me and the host of other Fit Campers that are working out and losing weight during this season. Email me for aFREE  trial week at LB Fit Camp!!

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Chelsea C.
Writer for To Your Health Magazine, CPT, RES