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Cooking Healthy for the Holidays

November 19th, 2018

The holidays are full of all our favorite things – family, friends and food! With carbs, starches and all of the pies it can be easy to lose sight of your weight loss goals in the last few weeks of the year. That is why MMC Weight Loss & Wellness hosted a free, community event on November 15th, called Cooking Healthy for the Holidays. Registered Dietitian, Sydney Elliott, and Nutrionist, Devon Cox, shared some healthy alternatives to classic, holiday treats. The menu included: veggie party cups, guacamole deviled eggs, crock pot green bean casserole, chocolate nut clusters and a very berry mocktail.

Additionally, they provided attendees with some helpful tips to keep in mind during the holiday season. See these below:

Holiday Tips

1.            Don’t save up calories for the “big meal”

2.            Water

3.            Portion control

4.            Make ½ of your plate fruits and vegetables

5.            Choose lean proteins

6.            Focus on family time instead of food

7.            Send leftovers with friends and family

8.            Take healthy foods to parties

9.            Eat slowly

10.          Use smaller plates

11.          Food journal

12.          Plan grocery shopping

13.          Use healthy substitutes

14.          Stay positive

15.          Eat something healthy before you go to parties

16.          Limit alcohol

17.          Go for a walk instead of taking a nap

18.          Avoid the peer pressures

19.          Plan your indulgences

20.          Lose the guilt

To learn more about MMC Weight Loss & Wellness, visit mmclinic.com or call 615-867-8100.


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