Tips for Staying Healthy during the Holidays (post two of two)

November 21, 2012 / Amritha Roser

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As a follow-up to yesterday's post, here are five more tips to avoid gaining extra weight around the holidays. Wishing all of you a happy Thanksgiving!
  1. If you have diabetes, closely monitor your blood sugar.  Choose more protein food sources and non starchy vegetables. 
  2. There is usually a multitude of desserts at holiday events.  Be choosy and have the one dessert you really want, but a smaller portion.  Pumpkin pie is lower in calories than pecan pie. 
  3. After a holiday meal, take part in some form of physical activity.  Taking a walk is a great way to catch up with family and friends.
  4. If you are hosting a party, give away left over foods to eliminate the temptation of re-indulgence.
  5. Finally plan to maintain a regular schedule of exercise and eat healthy in between holiday events since we take in more calories this time of year.

Category: Nutrition