I bet just about everyone is worried about gaining weight after over-eating at their big holiday meal. Dr. Oz would consider over-eating a no-no! Here are simple tips to avoid that without changing one recipe or skipping dessert. Yes, it is possible.
Why don’t you practice now? Get a plate and use the MyPlate guide to figure out what you are going to put on your plate when you sit down to the table. First, you will want to load up on any fruits and vegetables (more veggies, than fruits). Make sure to cover half of the plate. I bet there will be some peas, squash, and maybe a fruit salad.
Next, you should fill about one-fourth of your plate with meat, which I expect will be a piece of turkey or ham, but it could be any protein like soy or beef. Then, there is still one-quarter of the plate left over for you to add some stuffing and maybe some sweet potatoes.
Enjoy with a glass of milk or a small, 4 oz. glass of wine.
Additional Tips for Moderation
- Don’t load mounds of any food except vegetables onto the plate.
- Make sure your plate is sensible.
- Gravy is fine in moderation.
- Save calories with just one piece of pie, or two small slivers of different ones.
- If you want a beverage, drink a glass of milk. But since it is the Holidays, why go ahead and have that glass of your favorite wine.
- Avoid seconds.
That’s it. There’s no need to omit anything. Just enjoy the Holidays, wherever you are.
What are your holiday moderation tips?