Heartbeat 12-22-2013

'TIS THE SEASON… OF TREATING YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS... AND YOURSELF. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO COMPLETELY WRECK YOUR DIET, THIS TIME OF YEAR…
CHRISTMAS COOKIES, DELICIOUS DIPS, AND THE FAMILY FEAST ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
    THE HOLIDAYS TEND TO MEAN A LOT OF TIME IN THE KITCHEN.

 We often just congregate right around the food table…
    WE SAT DOWN WITH COVENANT NUTRITIONIST, JAMIE COGLIANDRO…
    TO SEE HOW WE CAN STILL INDULGE, WITHOUT GOING OVERBOARD.
    AT HOLIDAY PARTIES, SHE RECOMMENDS A SNACK BEFOREHAND.

JAMIE1/ Maybe one higher in fiber, it fills you up and stays with you a little bit longer so that it curbs your appetite at the party.

    FILL UP ON THE FRUIT AND VEGGIE TRAYS.
    BUT IF YOU MUST TRY ONE OF THE FATTY DIPS, JAMIE SAYS -- IT'S OKAY.
    JUST MAKE SURE YOUR PORTION IS SMALL.
    AND GO AHEAD, HAVE A DRINK… JAMIE SAYS A GLASS OF WINE OR CHAMPAGNE IS A GOOD CHOICE.

JAMIE3/ It's usually what we mix our drinks with that gets us in trouble. So if you can keep in mind, the low-sugar options will be better... and just try to not drink too many calories. We'd rather eat them.

    JAMIE RECOMMENDS MIXING YOUR DRINK WITH SODA WATER, OR EVEN CRYSTAL LIGHT PACKETS -- BOTH ARE LOW ON SUGAR.
    REMEMBER, THE HOLIDAYS ARE ONCE A YEAR.
    BUT THE LONGER YOU INDULGE, THE HARDER IT WILL BE TO GET BACK ON TRACK

JAMIE5/ One day, one meal will not make you gain the weight as long as you get back on track that next day.
   
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