Thursday, December 28, 2006

Dieting Tips for the Holidays

Give us your best diet tips and ideas for healthy eating during the holidays.
The holidays make it entirely too easy to overindulge and eat more then you planned. However, here are some tips that will help you stay on track!

  • Fruit trays are a wonderful addition to any holiday party! Plus, fat free yogurt make an excellent dip.
  • Vegetable trays are also a great treat, and you can use light Ranch dressing for your dipping sauce.
  • Salsa has no fat on it, and is great with crackers, or for dipping vegetables in as well.
  • Antipasto is another great fat free food that is excellent with whole wheat crackers! Yummy!
  • Air-popped popcorn, without salt or butter, makes a delicious, fat free snack for any occasion.
  • If you are going out to a party, try eating an apple or a banana before you go. Both foods are packed full of energy and will help you to stave off the hunger so you don't overeat.
  • Skim milk whips up just as easily as cream, and it is fat free.
  • Remember to drink plenty of water during the day. Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are just thirsty.
  • Out of sight, out of mind. When food like cookies or candies are left out, it is very tempting to nibble on them in between meals. Try putting them away when you don't have any company.
  • Try to eat balanced meals each day and don't eat too late at night.
  • Finally, there is nothing wrong with Christmas cookies or candies, the key to anything is moderation. Just try to set yourself a limit and stick to it.

Happy Holidays!


Blogger Denise said...

I'm printing these out... good job with the tips!

5:25 p.m.  
Blogger heather said...

Excellent tips!! (mercerph) Heather

6:24 p.m.  
Blogger glynis said...

Well said, Paula May...moderation is the key to life I think--it would be nice if it were easier, though :) And sorry, I can't agree about the popcorn with no butter--just doesn't happen at my house :)

11:26 p.m.  

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