Holidays

January 5, 2016

Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

The new year is often filled with resolutions of improving habits. From working out to eating to being more organized, the focus often seems to be anything to make yourself feel better and more accomplished. I am the same. Although I like to include one thing that is an easy win. 🙂 That will be – start my day with hot tea not coffee. Win.

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December 3, 2015

Keep the Pounds Down and the Holiday Spirit Up

This morning, I listened to a podcast that talked about the most common holiday weight gain rumor, which is that during the holiday season people gain an average of 8-12 pounds from the span of Thanksgiving to New Years. 8-12 pounds! Think about that in bags of potatoes for a second…not good and hard to lose come January 1. Even if this is in fact a rumor and not based in truth – there is no question that many people struggle with unwanted weight gain around this merry season. Here are 3 simple ways to make sure you don’t pack on the pounds as you enjoy the holidays this year. (more…)

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November 4, 2014

A Guide to Healthy Holiday Travel

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Now that Halloween is over and the holiday travel season is upon us, it’s time for us to have a chat about staying healthy this year. You seriously do not want to put off exercise and eating right until New Year’s. It’s an ugly battle that doesn’t have to happen. But what can you do when you’re traveling and there are holiday meals and parties along the way -not to mention eating on the go and not knowing how to stay active?

No worries – with these healthy holiday travel tips, you’ll feel light and festive well into 2015.

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October 21, 2014

Healthy Halloween Tips and Kid-Friendly Recipes!

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I recently had a reader ask, “How can I avoid Halloween weight gain without missing out on the fun?” 

It’s a question I’ve asked myself every October. Between holiday parties and baskets filled with high-calorie sweets, it’s little surprise the number on the scale tends to rise through late October and into the winter holidays. So how do you prevent packing on the pounds or sticking to your diet while still participating in all the spooky festivities?

One of the easiest ways to enjoy your favorite treats without the additional calories is to choose foods and beverages with low-calorie sweeteners. For example, choosing sugar-free chocolates can save 50 calories a day. Over the course of a year, those daily calorie savings can really add up. Drinking a diet soda can shave off 150 calories!

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