Home » Uncategorized » Trying to avoid holiday weight gain?

Trying to avoid holiday weight gain?

holiday foodThe average American gains 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. But this seemingly inevitable weight gain is avoidable with some simple approaches to holiday eating.

Planning ahead for nutritional holiday eating will help you maintain a healthy weight. Remember, even one positive diet change can help contribute to your overall health and well-being.

 

Here are some tips to help you and your waistline through the holidays:

  • Choose healthier foods that are low in fat and calories, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Have a smaller portion of the not-so-healthy foods you love, and conserve calories by skipping something else that’s not as important to you.
  • Pay attention to what you drink. Two mixed drinks can contain 500 calories, but two glasses of cider or white wine have only 300 calories.
  • Put gravy through a skimmer before serving, and you’ll cut the calories by 80 percent. Holiday gravy that’s not skimmed can add as many as 500 calories to your holiday dinner.
  • Serve stuffing baked outside the turkey; it has half the calories of stuffing cooked inside the bird.
  • Eat white-meat turkey, which has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Disclaimer: The information found on Affinity's blog is a general educational aid. Do not rely on this information or treat it as a substitute for personal medical or health care advice, or for diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician or other qualified health care provider as soon as possible about any medical or health-related question and do not wait for a response from our experts before such consultation. If you have a medical emergency, seek medical attention immediately.

The Affinity Health System blog contains opinions and views created by community members. Affinity does endorse the contributions of community members. You should not assume the information posted by community members is accurate and you should never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this site.