Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wellness Wednesday

Thanksgiving Table
This morning I had to run errands and this afternoon I worked at our local food bank, so I'm a bit late getting Wellness Wednesday posted.  Since the American Thanksgiving and other holidays are just around the corner, I though I'd share WebMD's tips on avoiding weight gain this time of year:  

  • Never arrive hungry at a party or event or you will be tempted to overeat.
  • Focus on something other than food, like good conversation or dancing.
  • Put your fork down between bites to slow consumption and prevent overeating.
  • Keep track of the number of hors d'oeuvres you eat.
  • At buffets, choose the simplest foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Limit the number of alcoholic beverages.
  • Be very selective about the dessert you eat - try a little of what you really love.
  • Bring a low calorie treat to a potluck meal so you won't be tempted by other desserts.
  • Be careful about sampling while you cook as each mouthful contains calories.
  • Make a habit to walk before or after meals; you can make it a family event.
You can avoid packing on pounds without feeling deprived if you follow these simple strategies.  It's all about moderation.

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