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What should I keep in mind when eating over the holidays?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics

Emotions are often heightened during the holidays.

Key steps to prevent emotional eating include:

  • Maintain a food and emotions journal to better identify when emotional eating occurs
  • Create a list of alternative activities for when you start experiencing strong emotions and are not actually physically hungry
  • Have a support system (family, friends, health care team)
  • Learn to understand signs of true physical hunger
  • Enjoy more mindful and conscious eating experiences rather than a distracted meals/snacks
  • Enjoy all foods in moderation
  • Incorporate regular physical activity during the holidays
  • Focus on the positive and enjoy time spent with family/friends during the holidays
Learn some tips for eating healthy during the holidays in this video from Discovery Health's "Body Invaders."


 

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