PE Updates, Helpful News & Tips

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Thomas J. Kellar
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PE Updates, Helpful News & Tips

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating
 
 
   
    
  • Be realistic. Don’t try to lose pounds during the holidays, instead try to maintain your current weight.
  • Plan time for exercise. Exercise helps relieve holiday stress and prevent weight gain. A moderate and daily increase in exercise can help partially offset increased holiday eating. Try 10 or 15 minute brisk walks twice a day.
  • Don’t skip meals. Before leaving for a party, eat a light snack like raw vegetables or a piece of fruit to curb your appetite. You will be less tempted to over-indulge.
  • Survey party buffets before filling your plate. Choose your favorite foods and skip your least favorite. Include vegetables and fruits to keep your plate balanced.
  • Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed. Savor your favorite holiday treats while eating small portions.Sit down, get comfortable, and enjoy.
  • Be careful with beverages. Be mindful of your sugar intake. Drink water as much as possible to aide in digestion.
  • If you overeat at one meal go light on the next. It takes 500 calories per day (or 3,500 calories per week) above your normal/maintenance consumption to gain one pound. It is impossible to gain weight from one piece of pie!
  • Take the focus off food. Turn candy and cookie making time into non-edible projects like making wreaths,dough art decorations or a gingerbread house. Plan group activities with family and friends that aren’t all about food. Try serving a holiday meal to the community,playing games or going on a walking tour of decorated homes.
  • Bring your own healthy dish to a holiday gathering.

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