The holiday season is upon us, this means there are parties, lunches, dinners and plenty of opportunities to overindulge with high sugar, high-fat foods not to mention the alcohol. There are ways that you can reduce the negative impact of all the food, it takes a bit of planning but it is well worth the effort.
If you are attending an event in the evening, plan your meals during the day to be low calorie and low fat with plenty of green and colorful vegetables, water and some quality protein. At the event choose foods that are not fried, low in sugar and minimize or skip the pasta, potatoes, and rice. You can fill up on salads and vegetables with a protein (fish, chicken, lean beef, tofu) then there is room for a small dessert and one drink.
Sparkling water with lemon/lime is a great drink to sip on and it fills you up. You can have this throughout the evening.
There are easy ways to keep on track during this holiday season! Enjoy
Dr. Judith Snider RNCP