Some call it the most wonderful time of year, but it also could be the most indulgent.
As the holiday parties and gatherings start to ramp up, diet and nutrition experts from Lima Memorial Health System offer a few tips to make sure your holidays stay a little more on the healthy side. One key area is portion sizes. There are always a few dishes that are must-haves at your holiday gathering, but taking just a smaller portion could help you from completely going off the healthy track this holiday. Plus if you have a large amount of food at your party, maybe start in one particular area.
“Load up on the veggies first, some fruit if you have it,” says Paige Brown, Clinical Nutrition Manager for Lima Memorial Health System. “Pick a few items maybe that you don’t normally have, that are special to this time of year. You can always stay active, just to help yourself out a little bit.”
Brown also says don’t skip meals before a big holiday gathering, that way you don’t overindulge when you’re with friends and family.
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