Day 23 Healthy Holiday Habits

Step on the scale and weigh yourself daily!

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You need to know your actual weight in order to manage it.  It will also help keep you on track from gaining too much weight during the holiday season.

Healthy Thanksgiving Plate

Making healthy choices during the holidays can be difficult.  Here are some tips for a healthy food choices using the plate format:

 VEGETABLES

  • Fill ½ of your plate with vegetables, such as carrots, green beans, broccoli, salad, brussel sprouts, or asparagus.
  • Avoid casseroles or dishes that have heavy creams, sauces, butter, or crusts.
  • If your table is low on vegetables, consider adding fruit to this half of your plate.  Cranberries, baked apples, and pears are good options.

GRAINS

  • Fill ¼ of your plate with starches such as stuffing and sweet potatoes.
  • Other choices for this section may include: mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, or corn pudding.
  • Skip the bread or rolls.

PROTEIN

  • Fill ¼ of your plate with lean turkey slices (approx. 3-4oz).
  • Avoid dark meat, including drumsticks.
  • Remove the skin from the turkey before eating.
  • Instead of gravy, use a fruit-based relish special kick.

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Fasting 2 Days Per Week Can Actually Have Health Benefits

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Here it is!!   Fasting 2 days per week  may prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Obesity, Cancer and Diabetes.  Fasting two or more days a week is catching on as people seek ways to avoid a range of ailments linked to obesity from dementia to cancer.  Building on promising findings in studies of mice by the U.S. National Institute of Aging, researchers are planning the first studies in humans of fasting’s potential to stave off the onset of Alzheimer’s.  That disease is just one of many in which scientists are making progress understanding how fasting may help prevent illness.

Resource:  http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01378208?term=NCT01378208&rank=1