The average adult gains ONE POUND between Thanksgiving & New Year’s.
Are you the average adult?
ONE pound may not seem like a lot, but that’s 3,500 EXTRA calories your body isn’t burning and 3,500 extra calories you need to cut and expend (through diet and exercise, respectively) in order to lose come New Year’s.
Why give yourself more to worry about???
Here are my holiday survival tips you didn’t know you need:
You know when you have lots of stuff in the fridge but you’re not too sure what to do with it?
Maybe it’s after a big holiday dinner but you don’t feel like eating your leftovers the same way…
Well I have your solution…make a CONFETTI SALAD!!!! Continue reading
Confession: Until a couple of months ago I. HATED. SUSHI.
Mom always told me, “Hate is a strong word,” so, sorry Ma, but it’s true. I saw it as slimy and salty (no denying that!) and never understood the appeal of eating something that tastes like the ocean.
Well, I APOLOGIZE sushi lovers. You know what they say when you make ASSumptions right?
And a HUGE assumption I made.
Because here’s the thing — I never even TRIED sushi before declaring it inedible…
(GASP!) Continue reading
There hasn’t been a year in my life that I haven’t made these cookies for Chanukah!
And just because I preach about nutrition (yes, I admit it), there are certain holiday traditions that I just don’t break…no matter the calorie count! After all, tradition makes the holiday season! (In my opinion, at least!)
Don’t let this year’s season be a time of can’t-haves, but a time of can-haves…in moderation. Continue reading
While the main attraction of Thanksgiving should be friends and family gathering with quality time spent together and meaningful conversation, the focus is usually on the MENU!
For me, Thanksgiving is a little different now that I’m a vegetarian.
I no longer focus on the turkey (although it’s always present!)…and I definitely don’t partake in the tofurkey trend…so the SOUP, SALADS, & SIDES have become my BFFs! At any large holiday dinner, my plate often looks like a giant cornucopia of vegetable and grain side dishes. And I LOVE this!
I was recently catching up on my Cooking Light (magazine) reading, and it’s a good thing I did! Their October issue (yes, I’m a little behind!) highlighted favorite recipes and the “2013 Taste Test Awards”…double awesomeness! But what stood out the most from the entire issue is this quote from the editor’s note:
“With recipes, the quality beyond good that we often most value is comfort.”
This is especially poignant because it’s important to recognize one of the key aspects of eating…especially around the holidays…and along with comfort, it’s tradition.
I want to discuss something serious…something very important to me…and something that interests my psychology background. With the holidays season around the corner, and parties abundant, I thought now would be the perfect time to discuss the newest diet on the block: DRUNKOREXIA.
Starving oneself to save calories for alcohol.
Eating less…drinking more. Continue reading