Eat, Drink and be Healthy
Once again it’s that special time of year where we all gather to eat, drink and be merry. The temptation to overindulge is lurking around every buffet table or kitchen counter this season. Here are a few tips to satisfy your appetite this season without overeating:
1) Eat a small healthy snack such as fruit, soup, or yogurt beforehand to prevent you from going into that office party completely starving! It’s like going to the grocery store when you’re hungry. You end up buying more than you need and the same goes for eating. Don’t let your eyes get bigger than your stomach!
2) When you are in that buffet line, try selecting the smaller plate to serve yourself. This will help control your portion size. You could also try loading your plate up with anything green first. You’ll fill yourself with the healthier food and then you won’t be craving that naughty stuff quite as much, but you can still have a bite or two!
3) Drink water throughout your meal. Water has zero calories and helps to fill you up so that you’re not taking in quite as much food. I love water as opposed to soda for that very reason. When you think about all the calories from the food you’ll be eating and then add the additional calories from your beverage, it really makes you think. My advice? Don’t drink your calories!
4) Finally, it’s too beautiful outside to not enjoy that fall weather! Take a walk after your meal with your friends and family or hit the park. It’s so easy to go into a self imposed “hibernation” especially this time of year, which is all the more reason to make sure you’re staying active. As with chiropractic, it’s important to take a pro-active or preventative approach to your well being. Remember, it’s never a good idea to wait until you have to manage a crises with your weight or your health! I look forward to seeing you all in our office, and taking care of yourselves and your families this holiday season!
To Your Health,
~ Dr. Kathleen Sherwood