Cookies and candies and drinks, oh my! The holidays are wrought with temptations. So it’s no wonder that the average American gains 5-10 pounds during the holidays. For the past few weeks, I’ve had a chance to share some fitness and nutrition tips on FOX 28’s morning show through the Surviving the Holidays series. This week I talked about treats and cheats. In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:
- Portions matter.
- Stay hydrated with WATER.
- Even small food treats and cheats each day add up and sabotage your weekly weight loss goals.
- Fuel your body with lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.
- Plan your dinner and remember leftovers make great lunches the next day.
- “Diet” foods aren’t always best. They can be highly processed and full of simple carbs.
- Fill your diet with as many whole foods as possible.
- Easy substitutes can make big differences. For example, try sweet potatoes instead of white ones, and eat whole wheat breads and pastas.
- Log your food intake to see what you’re actually consuming each day. Apps such as My Fitness Pal and Lose It make it quick and simple.
Take a look at the segment for yourself…
Honor God with your body this holiday season…and be mindful of those treats and cheats. I want to help you live out a healthy life, so I have some recipes packed full of important nutrition your body needs. Try the Pineapple Chicken Skewers, Roasted Vegetable Soup, Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream and more. (Yes, I just gave you permission to have ice cream…but only the one in the cookbook.) Click this link to receive that bonus content!