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Holiday Weight Gain

What is the biggest problem with holiday weight gain?

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Can you enjoy the holidays and still stay healthy and fit?

Absolutely! It’s really not that difficult to stay on track and the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Most people have good intentions of eating healthy and staying in shape. However, most end up overindulging and skipping their regular workout.

Staying on track is more important than you may realize. Research studies show most adults gain some weight over the holidays. The average American gains 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

You may be thinking what’s the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it is just a pound or two. According to researchers at the National Institutes of Health, most Americans never lose the weight they gain during the winter holidays. The pounds add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor in adult obesity.

Staying on track during the holidays doesn’t have to mean giving up great holiday foods. It really comes down to making some small changes. Swapping out the high calorie ingredients and foods for healthier ones. Keep in tune to your portion size and keeping your healthier foods on hand are certainly helpful. Eating nutritional foods during the holidays can help ward off the flu epidemic that typically follows the holidays.

If you want to keep the holiday weight off and enjoy delicious healthy food…..we will teach you how simple and fun it can be. For the next few weeks I will give you great healthy holiday food options including desserts and drinks. Stay tuned!

Remember…..

The best way to spread Holiday Cheer is sharing healthy delicious

foods with those you hold dear

 

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Festive-Brussels Sprouts-Arugula-Pomegranate Salad

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is sharing healthy delicious foods with those you hold dear.

This festive, brilliantly colorful, nutritious salad displaying traditional holiday colors will be a fabulous addition to any holiday party.

One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate, is an original native of Persia. This nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life.

Although some people may find seeding the pomegranate a lot of work, I actually don’t mind it all. I guess while I’m seeding it, I am thinking about how much I enjoy these little crunchy, juicy seeds. Getting to these seeds are worth more than just the taste.

The pomegranate is a nutrient dense food source rich in phytochemical compounds. Pomegranates contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, potent antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer. A glass of pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries.

The Brussels sprouts add more nutritional value to this salad. Numerous studies have established the health benefits and disease fighting abilities of the cabbage family. They support the body through detoxification, and provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Whether you choose them for their health value or because you love the taste of Brussels sprouts, one thing is certain: You will be getting a good-for-the-body food that is high in protein and low in fat and calories.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups of Brussels sprouts
  • 1 lb. of baby arugula
  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 TBLS of virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBLS of champagne vinegar
  • 1 cup of celery
  • Dash of Himalayan salt
  • Dash of black pepper

Directions:

  1. Shave the Brussels sprouts
  2. Slice the red onion
  3. Chop the celery
  4. Toss Brussel sprouts, arugula, celery and red onion in a bowl with the oil and vinegar
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Garnish with pomegranate seeds

Bon Appetito,

Donna

 

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