Thursday, December 27, 2012

Best Wishes!

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season thus far! I couldn’t help but share my indulgence/implementation of tip #1 from last post. These are my favourite Greek cookies:


They’re honey-infused and topped with walnuts...  Sticky deliciousness.  :) 
Best wishes for much love, happiness, and health in 2013!
Don’t forget to smile! ;) 

Do you see the happy face???

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Survival Tips

Here are 7 tips to help you enjoy get-togethers and feel the warmth of the holidays without worrying about your waistband.  I'm sure we can all agree that there's a time and place for spandex, and holiday parties may not be that time or place ;).

1.     Enjoy your favorites. You know what I'm talking about... Those dishes or treats you've been waiting 11 months for! Make a deal or tradeoff with yourself- have a few of those must-haves and try to make healthy choices the rest of the time.
2.     Be active. Aim for at least 30 minutes a day. And remember, every bit counts!
3.     Halt your hunger. Have a small, healthy snack an hour before a party. It'll be easier to make healthy choices when you're not famished.

4.     Bring something nutritious and delicious. That way, you're guaranteed at least one healthy option.

5.     Anticipate the pushy host. If you're being pressured into eating more food, offer a compliment on the meal and state that you'd hate to ruin the meal by overdoing it.

6.     Stop when you're full. Eat slowly, and when you’ve had enough, put away your plate, or ask for leftovers to be packed up. Limit nibbling by stationing yourself away from the food table or buffet.

7.     Drinking? Don't forget the tips from last week! Alternate alcoholic drinks with lower-calorie beverages, opt for light beer or wine spritzers (half soda water, half wine), and choose lower-calorie mixers, like club soda, sparkling water or diet pop.
Remember to keep these tips in mind as a guest and as a host. :)