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Entries in Holiday Eating (5)

Tuesday
Feb052019

Healthy Dessert Recipes for Valentine's Day

No matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it can definitely be an overwhelming holiday when trying to plan an extravagant date night, find the perfect gift or simply do everything in your power to withhold from overindulging in all of the tempting treats you’ll come in contact with.

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Tuesday
Nov242015

Top 10 Holiday Health Strategies

When clients share what events or seasons tend to trip them up, most inevitably mention the holidays.

As fun as the festivities are, the jumbled schedules, bigger to-do lists and constant eating-focused events are a lot to contend with.

Whether it’s the slew of parties, the ever present sweets in the break room or the less than healthy family/social dinners, it can be a challenge to keep up the same eating and workout plan (and maybe even sleep schedule!).

How can you enjoy the holidays - and stay on track health-wise? Check out these top ten strategies for making the most of the holiday season with health goals intact. 


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Tuesday
Nov182014

5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

For so many of us, the smell of a warm kitchen on Thanksgiving Day elicits happy memories with close family and friends. It also promises the richness and comfort of our favorite traditional foods. 

Every year my clients ask, “How can I enjoy the holiday but manage to avoid the weight gain?" 

See my tips for a fulfilling holiday below as well as recipes for healthier side dishes that will ensure you get to enjoy the best of the traditional tastes - all while maintaining your good intentions.

 

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Wednesday
Oct232013

Healthy Halloween!

It’s officially that time of year. Halloween kicks off a good four months of holiday fun--running the hectic course from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s to Valentine’s Day. It may be a kid’s paradise, but it’s a scary time for my clients who worry about the constant diversions that can derail their weight loss program. Although temptations will abound, I assure them there are plenty of ways to stay the course while enjoying this festive time of year. A little creativity and careful forethought go a long way in these months. Whether you’ll be taking the kids out or just handing out to the neighborhood children, there are plenty of ways to keep the time less sugar-bound. To officially kick off the holiday season, check out these tips to celebrate a Happy Halloween all while maintaining your healthy way of life!

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Wednesday
Jul032013

Better Barbecues

With summer in full swing, the invitations come flooding in for all kinds of outdoor festivities revolving around food. While these get-togethers can be fun, exciting, and entertaining, they sometimes aren’t so in line with your healthy eating goals. Still, none of us like to be ‘that guest’ who won’t eat what’s being provided. Before you turn down those invitations, think of how you can prepare yourself for the extravaganza and enjoy yourself (and the food!) while you’re there….guilt free, of course.

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