On the first day of Christmas, my dietitian said to me…
Bring ONE dish to share
A low-calorie, nutritious choice for the meal, preferably veggie or fruit-based.
TWO alcoholic beverages
Sticking to two drinks limits our liquid calories.
THREE yummy cookies
Have a few cookies, but don’t overdo it.
FOUR fruits for snacking
When hungry, try to choose a serving of fruit instead of sweets.
FIVE veggies each day
Get all the phytonutrients by meeting the daily minimum.
SIX feet from the buffet
This will help prevent mindless eating by moving away to converse.
SEVEN days of exercise
Don’t forget to move your body regularly during the holidays.
EIGHT glasses of water
Daily, especially before and during parties.
NINE ounces of protein
That is the equivalent of three 3-ounce portions of lean meat.
TEN pounds we won’t gain
By sticking to a healthy routine.
ELEVEN new choices
If we try one new healthy food per month, we will eat more variety.
TWELVE counted blessings
Follow these steps for a healthy and blessed holiday season.