Holidays...food...cold weather...stress. How do we help ourselves stay healthy during these glutenous, often emotionally overwhelming times? In this three part blog adventure I'm going to help you to find ways to stay healthy this holiday season. Lets start with the food.
The holidays are are most certainly always a time that it becomes easy to over eat, and not just over eat, but engorge on yummy fatty sugary treats, or what we lovingly refer to as "comfort food". This is a natural thing for our bodies to crave in winter. Much like a squirrel who fattens up for the winter hibernation, our bodies crave a nice layer of fat for insulation. Especially here in the bitter cold north states. What gets us in trouble is the shear amount we eat. There is nothing wrong with eating most of the "comfort food" we serve during the holidays, as long as we limit our servings. According to WebMD the average American consumes 4,500 calories at Thanksgiving dinner...scary. Here are 5 easy tricks to change how you eat.
Nicholas Garman, LMT NSCA-CPT