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Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Food is something that brings people together around the holidays. Typically, you

find a large variety of foods around the holidays leaving you wanting to try

everything! Here are a few simple things to keep in mind with eating around the


-Be mindful of the portion sizes. Use a small plate to help with that.

-After eating, wait 10 minutes or so to decide if you are still hungry and want


-Pay close attention to the nutrient rich foods but also understand they

contain have calories and can contribute to weight gain.

-Be mindful of the sugar and calories in our favorite holiday cocktails. Sip on

water while enjoying a cocktail.

-Last but not least, kick-start your day by eat a healthy breakfast consisting of

a protein and carbohydrates. (Example, two hard-boiled eggs with one piece

of whole wheat toast). This will help to avoid the overeating later in the day.

Guest Blog Erin Kershaw

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