With all of the candy canes, frosted sugar cookies, brownies, and cheesecake being passed around the table it can be quite difficult to eat healthy during this time of year. From the traditional stuffed turkey and mashed potatoes to grandma’s famous gingerbread and pecan pie, everything looks so delicious that we inevitably give into our cravings and fall off our diets just before the New Year. Though it may seem impossible to eat well throughout the holiday season, it is actually fairly easy if you are mindful of what you eat and stay disciplined. According to the American Heart Association, people can avoid putting on extra holiday weight by:
- Enjoying the foods they love in moderation
- Including lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables in their holiday menu
- Eliminating extra calories with easy substitutions
- Remembering to stay active
These strategies from the American Heart Association are sure to help you fight off the temptations of those sugary goodies and stay close to your diet this holiday season. To read the full article, please visit the American Heart Association’s website. You can download their informative Holiday Healthy Eating Guide, a great resource for even more holiday eating tips as well as recipes that will help you enjoy your favorite holiday treats without all of the calories.
Happy Holidays from Age Well CT!