It's All Good: Healthy Holiday Eating

No bad foods, just bad portions

(HealthDayNews) -- Does the holiday season usually mean your waistline will expand a few inches? This doesn't have to be the case. You can enjoy the tempting food offerings and still eat healthily, says the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Here's how:

  • Remember there are no bad foods, just bad portions.
  • Taste, bite, and throw out the rest of the more fattening foods.
  • Don't go to a party overly hungry.
  • Share an entre with your dining companion, and have your own salad and soup.
  • Order two appetizers instead of an entre.
  • Take the bread basket off the table.
  • Prepare eggnog made with reduced fat or skim milk.
  • Make spritzers out of your fruit juices.
  • Keep your physical activity up. Go for a 20 to 40 minute brisk walk after a meal.
  • At a buffet, cruise up and down the line, pre-planning your eating.
  • Order salad dressing on the side. Dip your fork in the dressing and scoop up some greens.
Felicity Stone

Felicity Stone

Published on December 16, 2003

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