Make Healthy Holiday Choices

Don’t let the upcoming holidays throw you off your plan to live a healthier lifestyle. Continue to make healthy choices throughout the holidays by taking a look at these simple and helpful tips.

Eat breakfast and snacks

During the holidays, remember to eat breakfast and have snacks throughout the day. Holding your appetite for the big meal may cause you to overeat because you are hungry. Instead, have breakfast as you normally would and include a snack before your holiday meal. Doing this will help you eat a balanced amount and assist you with weight management.

Choose fruits and vegetables first

With so many side dishes to choose from it can be hard to decide on what to have first. One way to make sure you’re getting all of the nutrients your body needs is to choose fruits and vegetables first. Side dishes that offer fruits and vegetables that have been steamed, baked, or grilled are healthier choices. If you can, reduce or avoid those items that are served in creams, gravies, or excessive butter.

Take a walk

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Burn a few holiday calories by walking after your holiday meal. A walk around the block after dinner is a great family activity and can keep you active throughout your day. Involve your friends and family and make it a holiday tradition.

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