According to a recent study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Americans gain about one pound of extra weight annually each winter. Over time, this extra weight gain accumulates and may lead to obesity in later years.
To help fight holiday weight gain, follow these 4 simple steps to healthy holiday eating to celebrate without overindulging:
- Eat a healthy snack before going to a holiday meal or party. This will limit your chances of overeating once you get to the party.
- Eat the healthier food options first. This will fill you up, leaving less room for the indulgent foods.
- Eat your meal slowly. The faster you eat, the more you eat. Holiday meals last a long time. Eating slowly will help you prevent getting multiple helpings.
- Take an after-dinner walk. A walk around the block will relieve bloating and prevent heartburn. Also, exercise will burn calories!
Contact Nutrition Counseling at Hudson Valley Hospital Center to make an appointment to learn more about healthy eating! (914) 734-3304