How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
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Plan Healthy Eats
Rather than focus on the specific holiday meals that are sure to have a high calorie toll, think about your overall eating patterns during the season. How you eat every day sets the trend for your weight and health, so make healthy choices when and where you have more control, like at home and at work.
Get the Recipe: Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Pecorino Cheese
While it might be tempting to skip breakfast during the holiday season (it saves calories, right?) or to go in the other direction and dine on leftover pie, do yourself a favor and start the day off right. A good breakfast will get in some important nutrients, get your metabolism going and set the tone for the rest of the day.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit-Mint Salad
Soup Up Your Meal Plan
You can count on soup to fill you up with low-calorie, nutrient-dense vegetables. Make a big pot on the weekend and you'll have it on hand for lunch or dinner throughout the week.
Get the Recipe: Pasta, Kale and White Bean Soup
Resist Workplace Temptations
Bring a Veggie Dish
"Be the change you want to see in the world" doesn't just apply to how you treat others. It also applies to the food you want to eat. Make sure there's something healthy at a holiday party by offering to bring a vegetable-centric dish.
Get the Recipe: Bacon and Chive Green Bean Coins