Healthcare Landscape

The 12 Weighs of Christmas

Follow these tips to stay healthy and happy this holiday season, no matter how many times you step on the scale:

  • 1. Eat four to six smaller meals rather than SAVING yourself for that special holiday meal
  • 2. Plan a workout before a holiday party or big meal
  • 3. In contrast to our SPORTS MENTALITY to pick up the pace, when eating, SLOW DOWN!
  • 4. Remember the law of diminishing returns – you receive less pleasure when you eat more food
  • 5. Take advantage of NUTRITIONALLY DENSE holiday foods (cranberries, turkey, sweet potatoes, etc.)
  • 6. Offer to bring a healthy dish to holiday parties
  • 7. Try recipe modification- substitute healthier, lower calorie ingredients
  • 8. Beware of liquid calories, especially alcohol
  • 9. Eat a healthy meal or snack before you head to a party
  • 10. Small nibbles can be big trouble! Don’t HANG OUT at the appetizer table when socializing at a party and be sure to steer clear of the unhealthy hors d’oeuvres.
  • 11. Drop the D WORD and focus on simply maintaining your weight during the holiday season
  • 12. Pass on the mundane…enjoy the festive foods you love in reasonable portions and pass on the ones you can have any time

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