Strategies That Really Work
(NAPSA)-Many of us
gain weight around the holidays, so it's no surprise that we approach
the season with both excitement and dread. Each year, I worry about how
to enjoy my holiday favorites without the gift of extra pounds. These
eating strategies work so well that you can use them year-round!
every day. People who
successfully maintain their weight regularly eat breakfast, according to
information collected by the National Weight Control Registry. Try this
delicious breakfast parfait made with Whole Grain Total(r) Cereal,
yogurt, and fruit. It's quick to make and packed with important
Breakfast Parfaits for Two
2/3 cup Whole Grain cereal
2 containers (6 oz each) Fat Free yogurt
(any fruit flavor)
1 cup berries (blueberries, sliced
strawberries, raspberries, as desired)
1. Slightly crush cereal.
In each of 2 tall narrow glasses, spoon 1┌2 of a container of the
yogurt. Top with about 2 tablespoons of the cereal and 1┌4 cup of the
berries. Repeat layers.
refrigerator with ready-to-eat
fruits and vegetables, along with salsa or a yogurt dip. When you need
to nibble, healthy snacks will be at your fingertips.
Eat only what
you really enjoy. How many
times do we eat holiday foods that we really don't love? Instead, save
calories by choosing only your favorites and saying no to the rest.
food. Tasty food can be
extremely satisfying. So slow down, taste every bite, and enjoy the
experience of eating delicious food.
and spoonfuls. It can be
tough to keep track of how much you eat when you're at a party with lots
of hors d'oeuvres or buffet table choices. Try setting a limit for
yourself of, say, 16 tablespoon-sized bites. Be sure to save at least
one bite for dessert!
Keep a holiday
food log. Write down
everything you eat each day, including the candy cane you picked up at
the bank and the handful of nuts you grabbed on the way out the door.
Keeping a record can help you keep your eating in check.
Even with willpower of iron, resisting holiday treats that are in plain
view can be nearly impossible. So store goodies in airtight containers
in the back of a cupboard or in the freezer. Bring them out only for
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