Watching Your Weight over the Holidays

Red Velvent CupcakeThe strongest person is tempted by all of the goodies available at this time of year. Someone is always baking, cooking or buying rich foods in the spirit of the holidays. It becomes really easy to overeat and overindulge. Here are a few tips to help you (and me) be kinder to our bodies while we partake of a few wonderful treats.

  1. Eat breakfast and be mindful to eat it on the days when you have to attend some holiday festivity where pastries and rich foods will be served.
  2. Do not stop exercising. If you exercise daily for at least 10 minutes or if you take their stairs versus the elevator, the activity will keep your metabolism moving and you will burn some of those extra holiday calories.
  3. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to maintain a slight feeling of full in your tummies. It will make you less inclined to overeat.
  4. Mind your food portions and food selections. Do not eat a heavy dinner should you plan to eat a slice of cake.
  5. Eat foods filled with nutrients. A nutritious meal will insure that you’re not taking in empty calories found in sweets and treats.

You don’t want to feel awful at the start of the year, do you? Well, eat in moderation and take care to eat well.

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Registered nurse Nicole M. Brown is the author of the Adventures of Nurse Nicole series.

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Books by Nicole M. Brown

The Adventures of Nurse Nicole: N is for Nurse

The Adventures of Nurse Nicole: N is for Nurse

The Adventures of Nurse Nicole: Wash Hands

The Adventures of Nurse Nicole: Wash Hands

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