by Laurel Sterling, MA, RD, CDN
The holidays can be a difficult time of year to keep our weight and eating habits in check. Some of us look forward ALL year to that calorie-laden meal of turkey, stuffing, gravy, and grandma’s pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream. Then there are some of us that just want to enjoy the day, but not overdo it. I’ll be sharing some great tips to help avoid weight gain during Thanksgiving.
Before the Meal
During the Meal
Last, but not least, remember you don’t need to be a member of the “Clean Your Plate” club. Your body will thank you, you will feel better, and you'll keep the weight off. And don't forget about exercise. It's beneficial to increase our activity level a few days before a big meal and a few days after to work off some of the extra calories we'll be taking in.
These tips can be used throughout the holiday season. Everybody is different, so do what works best for you and, most importantly, follow through. Enjoy your holidays in good health!
The Daily Dose blog features health and wellness articles from Senior Nutritionist & Educator Jolie Root, LPN,LNC; Nutritionist & Educator Laurel Sterling, MA, RDN, CDN; and Featured Guest Blogger Karen Roth, MSNC. Other guest bloggers will also join us.