Ready to enjoy the Holidays but worried about undoing work you’ve been doing all year to stay healthy or keep off those pesky extra pounds? We are here to say “fear not!” There are ways to enjoy the Holidays with friends and family without undoing your hard work.
The Holidays do not have to be, and should not be a scary time for anyone. Whether you are an individual who has recently lost weight, working to lose weight, with diabetes, with high blood pressure, low pressure or anyone outside of those descriptions, you can still stay healthy and happy during the Holidays too. Take a look at our quick tips below.
You can eat what you want. Yes, that is what you read. Eat what you want, simply in moderation. Choose the correct portion sizes for the food you are eating. Proteins should fit in one hand but vegetables in two! And those Christmas cookies, yes enjoy them, but no more than one or two a day. Plus, it helps keep the Holidays special when treats are only eaten the few days leading up to and on then on Thanksgiving or Christmas day. Learn more on appropriate portion sizes at choosemyplate.gov.
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