Healthy Holiday Eating & Exercise


Here are a few articles I wrote about healthy eating and exercising around Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve, etc.  Just thought some timely advice for choosing healthier options.

Healthy Eating At the Holidays, http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=health_fitness&sc=health&sc2=features&sc3=&id=84469#!

We survived the endless Thanksgiving buffets and meals intact, but we still have Christmas Eve and day, New Years Eve and day, and Valentines. Not to stress, here are holiday eating tips.

Physician John La Puma, MD, says it well: even totally out-of-control days won’t lead to significant weight gain if you have only few of them a year. “I think the idea of feasting that Thanksgiving represents is kind of lost in American society because we tend to feast all year long,” he tells WebMD. “The problem isn’t Thanksgiving, it is the fact that many people don’t stop eating between Thanksgiving and the New Year,” he says. Click above to read more.

 

7 Diabetic-Friendly Food Substitutions for Holiday Meals, http://voices.yahoo.com/7-diabeticfriendly-food-substitutions-4888988.html?cat=7#!

Just because you have diabetes does not mean you have to be left out of a traditional holiday gathering. These 7 food substitutions will make any diabetic-conscious dinner shine.

1. Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Mounds of creamy, fluffy clouds of mashed potatoes! But they’re just too high in carbohydrates for us diabetics. Now, the in-vogue dish to substitute for mashed potatoes is mashed cauliflower! Steam (bake, roast or boil) a head (or two) of cauliflower, then mash it. While it’s in the pot (or bowl), add a handful or two of cheese, Gruyere, mozzarella, or any cheese that melts easily. That way you have a low-carb light and fluffy side dish chock full of calcium and vitamin C.   Click above to read more.

 

Keeping Fit Through the Holidays, http://voices.yahoo.com/keeping-fit-through-holidays-4713572.html?cat=5#!

So, you’ve eaten right, avoided calories, carbohydrates and fat all year and you’ve religiously run on that treadmill and lifted those weights each day after work. This means you can forget it all until after the holidays are over next April? No. It means, you can relax a little, be a little naughty in your diet without derailing yourself. Physician John La Puma, MD, says it well: even totally out-of-control days won’t lead to significant weight gain if you have only few of them a year…The problem isn’t Thanksgiving, it is the fact that many people don’t stop eating between Thanksgiving and the New Year,” he tells WebMD.com.  Click above to read more.

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