Keep biscuits at bay- Eating biscuits made from scratch is usually filled with lots of butter and milk. Try eating a healthier option like cornbread.
Stay green- Eating a healthy dinner that includes greens of kale, spinach, collard greens is a great way to include an excellent source of fiber which helps to remove the unwanted toxics that can accumulate during the holiday eating season.
Trim the meat- Try other options like fish or a healthy vegetable stew. Red meat is loaded with extra fat that will pack on the extra pounds during the holidays.
Stay free from butter- Forget about adding the extra saturated fat in your butter selection. Keep free from the butter.
Cauliflower option- We all love mashed potatoes but do we need the extra starch and carbohydrates that can accompany a plate of mashed potatoes. Instead try cauliflower which is a cruciferous vegetable that is nutrient dense without the extra calories.
Beware of the extra salt- keep your portion small to avoid the extra bloated belly that is often seen when increasing your intake.
Watch the stuffing- Use turkey sausage instead of regular sausage. Season with onions and mushrooms for added natural flavor.
Say “NO” to whipped cream- Whipped cream is loaded with empty calories, sugar, and preservatives that will surely pack on the extra unwanted pounds.
Everything in moderation- You can enjoy your holiday by keeping it simple. Don’t over-indulge and keep everything in moderation. Trying a little bit here and there goes a long way.
Take a walk- Be sure to take a brisk walk after your holiday treat. Keeping active will help the body to metabolize the calories which prevents them from turning into fat.
The bottom line is to enjoy your holiday time with family and friends by making conscious choices for your health. You can do it!