December is here, which means holiday parties and get-togethers are in full swing! This time of year, there seem to be treats around every corner. It can be hard to begin or stay consistent with a healthy eating plan. Luckily, we have you covered. This chocolate truffle cheesecake recipe from The Food Network replaces most of the cream cheese in a traditional cheesecake with cottage cheese, making it perfect to take to any gathering and still stay on track with your diet!
We also have this low-calorie sparkly meringue snowmen recipe to please children and adults! If you want to add a little extra spirit into your holiday spread you could offer this beautiful pomegranate mojito which is both low in calories and sugar. Staying on track just got easier!
However, it is important to enjoy the treats that only come around once a year. Do not deprive yourself during the holidays, but be cautious of portion sizes and think before you eat. Is this something you eat only at Christmas, like grandma’s green bean casserole or homemade sugar cookies? Or is this something you could eat year-round? Being mindful of your hunger and fullness ques are also key to staying healthy no matter what time of year it is. Listen to your body and stop eating when you are full.
We know healthy eating and exercising are not your number one priority during the holidays, and they shouldn’t be! But if you need help navigating the winter months without completely undoing your healthy habits, you can consult a physician at AFC. Visit www.AmericanFamilyCare.com to find a location near you. At AFC, we are committed to serving the needs of our patients with consistency, compassion and communication.