Eating Better for the Holidays

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As the holiday season draws closer, one of the hardest ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle during this time of year is to eat right. Even if you have been doing great on your diet, the holidays can still lead to overindulgence and weight gain. One of the reasons for is this is that food seems to be extra plentiful during celebrations with plates and plates of delicious goodies. Plus, the majority of food served during the holidays is usually loaded with fat, calories, and sugar. If you are not careful, your health can suffer.

In order to stay healthier over the holidays, here are some tips for eating better:

  • Make Wise Choices – Instead of reaching for things like pie, stuffing, gravy, eggnog, bread pudding, and ham or beef, choose healthier options like turkey, chicken, fresh salads, and steamed vegetables. It’s OK to have some holiday treats, but it is important to choose your calories wisely. Keep track of your calories as much as possible so you know how much you are eating.
  • Bring Your Own Food – During many holiday celebrations, there is often not many healthy choices. By bringing a healthier dish of your own, you can give yourself and others that option. Plus, there are plenty of traditional recipes that can be modified in order to be healthier.
  • Control Your PortionsSmaller portions allow you to sample many different foods while keeping the amount of calories down. Also, it is best to chew your food slowly and take small bites to avoid overindulging. When you are done with your meal, it might be helpful to leave the room in order to keep from going back for more.
  • Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption – The holidays are notorious for alcohol but alcoholic drinks are high in calories and have hardly any nutritional value. Plus, it dehydrates your body. Practice moderation, if it is impossible for you to avoid alcohol then try and drink a glass of water in between drinks. But the safest bet is to stick to plain water and your body will thank you for it.
  • Stay Active – Moderation is critical when it comes to eating over the holidays but so is staying active. Keeping exercising regularly and get moving!

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Ways to Feel Pretty at Any Age

ImageFeeling good about your body is one of the keys to maintaining your self-confidence. If you like how you look, you are usually happier with yourself and in life. However, as we age, our physical appearance changes and not always in good ways. We start to develop wrinkles, age spots, bulges, the skin loses its elasticity and glow, and our hair turns grey.  As you get older, you might find yourself increasingly unhappy with how you look but you should not. Aging is a natural process and something that should be embraced. Here are some tips to in order to feel pretty and accept the way you look:

  • Dress Up Every Now and Then – One of the best ways to feel good about your physical appearance at any age is to get dolled up for special occasions. Do your hair, put on makeup, and wear nice clothes. You can even do this whenever you feel like it. Just wearing a dressier outfit will give you more confidence throughout the day!
  • Vary Your Appearance and Clothes – We can often get stuck in the rut of looking the same way every day. Instead, take a little extra time in the morning to try different hairstyles and outfits. When you go shopping, make sure you find clothes that are flattering to your body type. If you need help with finding clothes or hairstyles that look good on you, it never hurts to ask someone!
  • Don’t Forget Diet and Exercise –Diet and exercise can make a huge difference on how our bodies look. Be sure to continue getting regular exercise and eating right. Although it won’t stop aging, diet and exercise can negate some of the effects getting older can have on your physical appearance and give you confidence too.
  • Learn to Love Your Body – Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of your body, learn to appreciate it for what it is. Focus on what you like about it. You can even say positive affirmations out loud. For example, stand in a mirror and say to yourself, “I have great legs!” or “I love how my hair looks.” This way, you can learn to accept your body no matter how old you are.

It is the little things in life that makes all the difference. Surround yourself with good friends that promote positivity. Practice staying calm and meditating. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Use sunscreen. Stay active, even if its a 20 minute walk around your neighborhood. These are the kind of actions that will help you stay feeling vibrant and healthy,

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