Holidays are a time for enjoying family and friends. A time to relax, slow down and appreciate the ones we love the most. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the “EATING SEASON” which can make living the healthy clean life tough. What to do? White knuckle it and feel deprived? Throw in the towel and overdo it, only to feel sluggish and disappointed on January 1? There has to be an easier way. Guess what – there is!
Remember when you could eat pretty much anything you wanted and remain at the same weight? Remember when you could just go for a walk or 2 a week and notice your jeans getting looser? Remember?? For many of us, those days are gone. What is going on?
With 2 of the boys in college we had to push our annual Gallo Family apple picking tradition out to the end of October when everyone was home. I was worried the pickings would be slim but I could not have been more wrong.
As a Dietitian, I am often asked for tips on how to survive Halloween without suffering Sugar Shock. Here are some helpful tips to navigate thru the next week!
The American Cancer Society recognizes October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and everywhere you look you can see the color PINK.
What about on your plate? Eating a variety of antioxidant rich colorful fruits and veggies can be one of the best defenses against cancer and improving your overall health.
Whoever said food cannot talk has never experienced an intense food craving. You know the feeling when the bowl of candy corn on your co-workers desk starts to taunt you or the carton of ice cream in the freezer calls your name. Most of us have experienced this feeling. What do you do? Give in and scarf down the candy corn? Spend your day “white knuckling it?” Consumed with thoughts of food? Don’t give up the ship – although cravings are very real, they also can be controlled.