Holiday Nutrition Strategies


Holiday Nutrient

You've heard it all before, "during the holidays eat the goodies, but do so in MODERATION!" In my work as a nutrition therapist I have learned that moderation does NOT work for everyone. Some people choose eat just one cookie a day from now until January 1st, while others cannot fathom that type of restraint. You need to find what works for YOU during this very challenging season. For the latter, try eating a healthy meal before you go to the holiday party in order to avoid overindulging. Others find that avoiding the crackers and cookies completely is the best strategy.

Here are a few tips and tools that might work for you:


1. Drink a glass of water between cocktails.

2. Start your meal with a salad before diving into the crab puffs so you feel full and eat less.

3. Enjoy the ONE cookie that looks amazing instead of trying two. 


The point is, you need to know what makes you tick this holiday and build your own strategy. So give it some thought, write in a journal about how you feel and what works well for you. Feel good knowing you went into this holiday season with a plan. Avoid the guilt, enjoy the gatherings and feel truly nourished by this joyful holiday season!

Get your 2018 started right by joining me in January for our 3rd annual Westin Winter Health Challenge! The information/kick-off meeting will be held Thursday Jan. 4th at 5:15 with a start date of Jan. 8th. I hope to see you there!

Christine is also accepting clients one-on-one and can be reached through the Club main line 970.790.2051 or cpierangeli@athleticclubwestin.com.

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