Make a plan to stay organized and “in control” this holiday season by:
-- Keep a running list of errands, groceries and gifts. Plan to finish as many things in fewer trips
-- Grocery shop when full or stash healthy snacks in car or purse like nuts, whole grain crackers or dried fruit to eat before entering store. Shopping on an empty stomach and without a list can lead to unhealthy and more food purchases.
A. I dread the holidays because I always gain weight. How can I maintain my weight and still enjoy the holidays?
A. Think about this…eating 1 cookie a day during the holiday season can increase your weight by one pound!! That 1 cookie seems so unimportant, but it is all the little things that you splurge on that may affect your health!
Take a deep breath & slow down. That is, eat more slowly! Savor your food; enjoy the flavors & seasonal offerings. Eating slowly gives your stomach a chance to feel full.