Turkey and ham and pie – OH MY!

TurkeyTrotThe average American gains one to two pounds (or more…) during the holiday season. While this may not seem like much, this weight does accumulate over time.

Here are a few tips to help you have a fun holiday season and stay healthy:

  • Don’t skip meals. Sometimes we skip meals to prepare for a large meal later in the day, however skipping meals can actually lead to over eating later in the day. Instead, have a healthy high fiber breakfast, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
  • Use a smaller plate. This can help with portion control. When serving buffet or family style, always start with salad or vegetables first. This can help one eat less calories overall.
  • Eat slowly, savor the meal. Wait at least 10 minutes before serving yourself more food. This will assure that you are still hungry prior to eating more.
  • Get Active! Make plans to participate in a community Turkey Trot before your big meal. It’s a great way to get the family active and earn those extra calories!  Check out the Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K or the Turkey Trot in Austin.

 Wishing everyone a Happy & Healthy holiday!

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