Carolyn Bell, RDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
NO HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN! Review tips to avoid holiday weight gain. 1) MODERATION – eat small portions of foods you enjoy. 2) BE CHOOSY – only choose foods that are important to you – don’t feel as though you must have some of everything just because you see it. 3) CALCULATE AND NEGOTIATE – how many calories can you eat in one day, and not gain weight. Determine how you will spread these calories throughout the day, i.e., how many at each meal. Then negotiate what you want to eat. For example, if a roll is important, you may have to trade sweet potato casserole, or mashed potatoes for a roll. Again, learn your calories, eat moderately, be choosy, and calculate and negotiate calories to avoid weight gain.