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HOLIDAY EATING: When to leave the stuffing for the turkey.

Updated: Mar 12, 2022

It's the holiday season, but those who struggle with weight know 'tis the 'Season of Stuffed', as sugary rich holiday foods beg for extra helpings.

Long before #Halloween, bite-sized candies overflow store shelves and candy dishes. They almost seem to jump into our hands as we pass by.

Then it's #Thanksgiving. Stuffing and stuffed! Next comes Hanukkah, #Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. One holiday flows into the next as quickly as M&M's change colors.

And thanks to the food industry promotions, this holiday season now extends to five months of the year!

Occasional overeating doesn't pack on pounds. But frequent overindulgence can. It's no surprise that weight gain is the most common #wellness struggle at this time of the year.

Prevent overeating before it happens this holiday season.

Keep Your Blood-Sugar Steady.

Eating regular, healthy meals and snacks throughout the day is the best thing you can do to prevent overeating. When your blood sugar is low, so is your willpower.

Eat A Small Healthy Snack and Drink A Glass of Water Before Parties.

This fills you up and takes the edge off hunger. Try a small #yogurt or a piece of fruit.

Develop Your Game Plan.

If you know what's being served and you really want cherry pie, that's fine. Have one piece. Simply eat something healthy along with foods high in sugar: If you give yourself a cookie, don't forget the milk. This helps balance out the sugar surge and #insulin response. For the rest of the #meal, focus on smaller portions, healthier foods, eating slowly, and mindfully.

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