Health Tip: Eat Healthier During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- Food is a big part of holiday gatherings, but you can enjoy the holidays with all the trimmings without necessarily gaining weight.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:

  • If you have a big holiday party, eat breakfast and regular meals throughout the day. That way, you won't be starving when it's time to party.

  • Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and high-fiber whole grains that will make you feel full, without the extra calories.

  • Eat in moderation, both healthy foods and indulgent desserts.

  • Use a smaller plate, and first fill up on veggies before you try entrees or dessert.

  • Eat your food slowly, taking time to savor each bite. Take a pause before heading for seconds, to be sure you're actually hungry.

  • Take a walk after dinner.

Related Articles

Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.

Health News is provided as a service to Sharp Web site users by HealthDay. Sharp HealthCare nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please read the Terms of Use for more information.