Healthy Holiday Guide
When the weather is frigid and you've got a million holiday parties to attend, who has time to go to the gym? You'll have to find other ways to get moving and burning up those holiday calories.
As you sit post-holiday meal, slumped in your chair all bloated and listless, the only words running through your head are, "Why did I eat so much?" But food comas are just another in the long list of holiday traditions.
On average, Americans gain about a pound every holiday season. And with meals ranging in calorie count from 3,000 to 7,000, it's no wonder. But you don't have to overindulge, leaving yourself feeling tired and uncomfortable. You should lighten up!
It sounds like a greeting card, but health really is a gift. Whether you want to live a healthier lifestyle yourself or want to encourage healthier habits in others, there are some steps you can take now to get and stay on the right track.
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During the holidays it's hard not to be tempted by all the decadent desserts around every corner. Instead of falling prey to those high-calorie ones, opt instead for these deliciously healthy treats.
The leaves turn brown and crunchy, the air gets crisp and cool, and you know fall and winter are approaching. This transition signals travel, family time, holiday parties and another signature seasonal element -- gaining weight.
The key to low-calorie desserts? Smaller portions, natural sweetening from fruit and low-fat dairy. These five desserts keep the calorie count low while still satisfying your sweet tooth.
Every fall, dieters, amateur nutritionists and healthy eaters everywhere start putting together a battle plan for surviving the holiday onslaught of great-tasting but bad-for-you foods. Have you come up with your plan yet?
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