Holiday parties, family feasts, Christmas cookies, eggnog, hot chocolate…is your holiday spirit all wrapped up in a month-long, festive food coma? We say ‘tis the season for giving, but I would argue ‘tis equally the season of gluttony.
Don’t get me wrong, we all deserve some indulgences (I will gladly have mine in the form of pecan pie), but we all know overindulging only leaves you in couch potato mode and squeezing into your wardrobe. What’s happening on the inside matters too, and in the season of having a good heart, we want to keep yours in tip-top shape.
“Healthy holidays” sounds like an oxymoron, I know, but it only takes a little effort and planning. Your tastebuds won’t know the difference but your body certainly will.
The best part of a healthy holiday season: now your New Year’s resolutions won’t have to include a drastic diet or gym regimen. Happy Holidays, indeed!
About Carolyn Brown:
Carolyn Brown, MS RD is a NYC based nutritionist. She works in private practice at Foodtrainers, specializing in weight management and general healthy living. Carolyn received her undergraduate degree from Tulane in New Orleans and her Masters from New York University with brief stays in Colorado and Italy in between. She is a weekly contributor to WebMD’s Real Life Nutrition blog and has been quoted and written for many websites, television programs and other publications including CNN, FOX, health.com, CBS news, Glamour, WebMD and the New York Daily News. Carolyn's favorite activities are snowboarding, running and yoga and favorite vice foods are her dad's homemade pizza, and pretty much anything with dark chocolate. Follow Carolyn on twitter for more nutrition nerdiness: @onesmartbrownie.
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