Eating well through the holidays (meeting)

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  1. newholiday

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    "The average person gains up to 10 pounds during the holidays. You do not need radical diets or extreme resolutions after New Year's to shed those excess pounds. Learn how to negotiate through the dinners, parties and events during the holidays, and choose healthy options to keep the weight off and stay in shape."

    Memorial Hosp is sponsoring this meeting at the Auburn library next Thurs Nov 4 6-7pm, free

    I signed up. Dont need to loose anymore but Id like to maintain through the holidays. I think its a great idea
     
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  3. maryliz

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    I hope you'll share some of the great insight you'll receive from this meeting. :)

    Mary Liz
     
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    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono Moderator

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    Please share what you learn with us :)
     
  5. ibouncetoo

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    So how did it go? Please share.
     
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    I brought home the notes - started to post earlier this morn but my computer wouldnt let me (ahhhh!)
    on my way to work but when I get a chance I will post what was discussed - they gave us handouts

    alot of what was talked about i (we) already know but it was an incentive to keep the weight off over the holidays
     
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    Can't wait to read your post!
     
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    Holiday weight gain can range from 1-7pounds!

    Holiday challenges:
    special holiday meals - Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years
    parties - family, work, neighborhood, kids
    goodies - candies, baked goods, special holiday items
    too busy to exercise

    Special meals:
    awareness of potential calorie disaster
    modify portions
    modify recipes
    plan the day for high calorie meal
    additional exercise

    Party strategies
    do not go hungry
    bring your own low calorie appetizer or dessert
    be selective (eat mose special foods - stuffed mushrooms vs chip n dip)
    watch your beverages - eggnog, punches, alcohol
    mingle away from buffet table, work the room
    fill your plate with healthy choices first: veggies, fruit, lean meat, fish, poultry
    eat slowly and mindfully
    use a smaller plate
    focus more on fun vs food! (people not food)

    Lower calorie party snacks
    raw vegetables with low fat dip, salsa, or hummus
    fruit salad
    cocktail shrimp w/cocktail sauce
    deviled eggs, with lite mayo, limit portion
    lean meat skewers
    low fat chips, pretzels, popcorn

    Holiday goodies, treats and special foods
    the holidays would not be the holidays without---?
    how to avoid work goodies, gifts, etc?
    what about your own baking/giving?
    how to deal with Mom, Grandma, Aunt Edna's opinions? (what other alternatives than "loving with food"?)

    Increasing Exercise
    extra activity at work, be less efficient, use stairs, walking at lunch
    walking in shopping malls
    video tapes for indoor exercise
    exercise equipment for gifts
    be the family initiator of walks, and other activity

    gives us a few things to think about
     
  9. Tiger Lily 03

    Tiger Lily 03 Moderator W.I.S.H. Moderator

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    Thank you so much for sharing your info and reminders.
     
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    Great tips. Thanks!
     

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