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Stress Free Holiday Feasting

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The holiday season seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year. TV specials and holiday gift advertising starts quite a long while before the holiday dates actually arrive, but while some people have mixed emotions about it, most people actually get caught up in the holiday spirit and look forward to all the festivities that come with it.

Holidays are a time of love, laughter, food and compassion. They're a time of reflecting on fond and sometimes tearful memories. A season of giving and receiving tokens of our love and unity with family and friends.

Holidays are certainly not a time for undue stress, but when presented with all of the traditional family recipes, tasty dishes and exotic beverages that have come to be expected at any holiday get-together, it can certainly become quite difficult to refrain and certainly not a realistic option to use the "New Years Resolution" card in an attempt to offset consequences from unnecessary holiday indulgences.

Well, the good news is that you really don't have to!

Here are a few very simple tips to make the holiday season more healthful and less stressful or guilt ridden.

  • Make yourself some realistic goals. The holiday season is not the time to place any added stress on yourself by attempting to lose weight or maintain strenuous regimens.
  • Think to go for smaller portions and even use smaller plates if available when at a buffet-style party.
  • It may be smart to just eat a healthy snack shortly before going to a party to reduce your appetite.
  • Good conversation is calorie-free, but move it away from the buffet so you won't be tempted to eat while engulfed in amazing chatter with seldom seen friends or family.
  • Check out the buffet before you go up to make your selections.
  • Quickly balance what you eat at parties with what you eat during the day.
  • Remember that beverages contain calories as well and alcoholic beverages, home-made punches, and chocolaty beverages tend to have high numbers of calories you may not have bargained for. Always consume these in moderation!
  • You should watch your portion sizes and take small "tastes" of those "amazing," but very high calorie dishes.

Have a wonderful and stress-free time and focus on the holiday spirit, your family and your friends.



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