Scared Of Holiday Weight Gain? Have No Fear…Superfoods are here!
The average American typically gains 1-2 pounds during the winter holiday season, that is usually not shed, allowing extra weight to accumulate through the years and become a major contributor to obesity later in life. (National Institutes of Health).
According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat from snacking and eating a traditional holiday dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. And these figures don’t even include breakfast or the late evening munching on leftovers! The typical holiday dinner can be loaded with 45 percent of calories from fat. In fact, the average person may consume enough fat at a holiday meal to equal three sticks of butter. (Calorie Control Council)
Thanksgiving is the unofficial start of the “holiday eating season” from gatherings of family and friends to office parties. And in the time-honored tradition to “eat drink and be merry,” most of us end up overindulging which can lead to unwanted weight gain. But eating healthy during the holiday season is easier than you think. One of the easiest ways to eat healthy during the holidays is by keeping a kitchen stocked with foods that are quick to prepare and friendly to the waistline while offering a variety of health benefits. By mixing and matching these superfoods, combined with specific tips to avoid overeating at parties, the holidays can be a healthy and festive time.
In this segment, Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. will also detail: The top 5 foods that you should have in your kitchen at all times, tips to avoid overeating and overindulgence at holiday parties, foods that provide a variety of benefits in one simple package, ways to avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying the feast.
Elizabeth Somer, M.A., is a registered dietitian who has carved a unique professional niche in nutrition research. For the past 25 years, Elizabeth has served first as Editor of the Nutrition Report and now as Editor-in-Chief of Nutrition Alert! She has authored nine books, has written over 300 articles in national magazines and is a co-author of Food & Mood, Age-Proof Your Body and 10 Habits That Mess Up a Woman’s Diet. As a leading authority on nutrition and diet, Elizabeth appears frequently on local and national TV, including NBC’s Today and ABC’s The View.?
The funding sponsor of this segment is 8th Continent Soymilk.