What Are You Really Drinking this Holiday Season?

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With the holiday season upon us, keeping track of our intake becomes increasingly difficult. As we get busy with the added social commitments, exercise routines become more difficult than ever to maintain.

Though most people can recognize the added calories that come from meatloaf and fruit cake, liquid calories are a bit more difficult to gauge.

How many much fruitcakeĀ isĀ inĀ that glass of eggnog?

How much ham is equal to that peppermint mocha?

Did you ever think aboutĀ what you’re really drinking?

Here are a few comparisons of some popular holiday beverages and foods

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Liquid calories are often less noticeable and easier to consume than solid ones. Our body doesn’t recognize the calories in beverages as well as it does with solid foods. There’s no fibre to fill us up and most often not much nutrition at all.

Though it’s important to enjoy the holiday season and all the yummy treats that it brings, weĀ must remember to get right back to healthy eating the next day.Ā Remember that it’s holiDAY, not holiWEEK or holiMONTH.

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a healthy new year!

Anna Gofeld, RD

 

Red Flags of Fad Diets

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The new year is well upon us, with many setting weight loss and better health as goals in 2015. However, for the majority this is something they’ve strived for and failed at repeatedly, despite the best intentions. At just 4 weeks in, the gym is already looking emptier,Ā as the initial excitement weens and the realization of efforts needed for success sets in.

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It’s important to remember that when it comes to getting in shape and losing weight, itā€™s important to keep in mind that sustainable changes take time and effort. Though the latest fad diet or weight loss supplement might help you shed pounds quickly, thereā€™s a good chance that youā€™ll gain them back just as fast. In addition, some diets may restrict nutritious foods, putting your overall long term health at risk.

Some common RED FLAGS of fad diets include:

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6 Things You Must Know to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Party season can be stressful! There always seems to be too many people to see and too little time. Though everyone deals with stress differently, weight gain is a commonly reported issue amongst stressed out and socially engaged folks.

Here are the TopĀ 6 Things You Must Know to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain:

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