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Posted December 18, 2012 | Leave a comment
Keeping holiday calories under control
Tis' the season to enjoy holiday foods! From Thanksgiving through January, culinary delights abound. Keeping holiday calories under control and weight gain to a minimum is possible, but requires some planning.
First, decide what holiday meals and/or parties are the most important to enjoy. Then use the technique of "calorie banking" to get ready for them. Here is how it can work. For 3 to 4 days before the eating event, cut back on your daily calories. These calories will be saved for the "party" meal. How many calories you will need for the event will depend upon the types of foods and beverages you plan to consume. To accumulate additional calories, increase the amount of exercise you do for several days prior to the party. For example, if you normally walk 30 minutes per day, try to increase the time to one hour.
On the day of the party, try the following tips:
For other holiday eating suggestions, go to:
Frederick County Virginia Cooperative Extension hopes that you and your family have a wonderful and healthy holiday season!
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