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By Sue Shekut, Licensed Massage Therapist, ACSM Personal Trainer, Certified Wellness Coach, Owner, Working Well Massage

Christmas Eve. Snacks, candy, treats, egg nog. Friends. Family. Presents. Roast turkey. Or ham and roast beef. And then rolls and bread and crackers and brie…and before you know it, you’ve eaten way too much and you feel…like a pinata ready to burst open.

The holidays are full of extra sugary and fat filled treats. And according to some nutrition experts, it’s fine to have a few treats at Christmas. However, it’s also a good idea to plan ahead and follow a few simple rules of thumb so you don’t overdo it. Dana Lilenthal of Nutrition Data blog has the following tips to help you feel less stuffed and more buff on Christmas.

Healthy Eating Tips for Christmas

By Dana Lilienthal

Before you head out to your holiday meal, or before your guests arrive, here are some things you should be doing to make sure you enjoy your holiday with out overindulging.

1. Make a game plan for the day.
• What will you eat during the day?
• When will you fit in your exercise?

2. How much will you eat at your Christmas Eve/Day meal.

3. What are those special foods that you will eat at this meal.
• Are there 1 or 2 dishes that you love and only have once a year?
• Will you enjoy a small serving of these foods?
• What foods can you pass on?

4. Are there foods that make better leftovers?

5. Will you be the host to have control over the foods prepared or are you the guest who can bring a healthy dish or two for you and the rest of the guests?

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Who is Dana Lilienthal, M.S., R.D. and Why Would You Want to Follow her Advice?
Dana is a health educator and counselor with a passion for analyzing and creating recipes. She holds certifications as a Registered Dietitian from the American Dietetic Association, Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise and Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Dana holds a B.S. in dietetics and a master’s degree in elementary education. When not in a middle-school classroom, Dana educates private clients on how to improve their lifestyle for health and overall well-being.

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