As we approach the Holidays, meals often get bigger and desserts become more frequent, but you can maintain a healthy lifestyle during the Holidays with your Will Power and a few of these tips!

  • Remember to fill your plate half full with vegetables, a fourth whole grains, and a fourth lean protein
  • Make sure the dish you bring to family gatherings fits in at least one of these spots  
  • Incorporate physical activity each day, make it fun for the whole family
  • Trade in the soda for seltzer water or regular water
  • Pick one dessert, not all 5, and have a sampling to enjoy it but not over-do it
  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. This can help with cravings and unhealthy habits
  • Having a planned, healthy snack before attending a holiday party can help reduce urges to binge eat
  • Limit your alcohol intake. Men no more than 2 drinks a day, women no more than 1 drink a day (these do not 'roll over' like vacation days!)
  • 1 drink = 5 fl oz wine, 12 fl oz beer, 1.5 fl oz liquor
  • Look for drink options with no added sugar
  • Schedule a work out class or home exercise video before attending a holiday party
  • If it's nice, take a walk! A walk after a meal is also always a good idea

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