Tips for A Healthy Holiday Season

The average person gains 5-10 pounds over the holiday season. But it doesn’t have to be that way…

Here are 3 tips for navigating the holidays healthfully all the while enjoying the festivities:

1. Go whole. Pick the wholest ingredients possible when preparing or enjoying dishes. Having the most fiber intact will enable satiety with fewer calories. More nutritional bang for your caloric buck. For example, choose brown, wild, or forbidden black rice over white rice; whole or sprouted grain bread over white bread; and sauté with vegetable broth or water instead of oil to save hundreds or thousands of calories.

2. Eat lots of rainbows. The pigments that compose the colors in fruits and vegetables are powerful phytochemicals that will enhance immune function and keep you healthy with the fewest calories. Serve food over a bed of cooked greens or fresh salads. Add greens and veggies to everything. Make half your plate veggies and fruits. They go gorgeously with everything!

3. Balance calories. Both with calorie intake and calorie output. Plan ahead and save calories by eating less before and after big meals. Maintain your fitness routine or even up the ante by moving more to stay healthy and keep your metabolism functioning optimally.

Further Resources:

5 Tips to Thrive This Holiday Season

10 Days. 5 Ways. 1 Healthiest Year Ever.

5 Reasons To Avoid Oils In A Healthy Diet

Losing Weight on a Vegan Diet

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2016-11-29T15:11:08+00:00 November 16th, 2014|Holidays, Uncategorized, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|