Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is fast on its way. This time of year can be challenging for anyone trying to eat a little healthier. Temptations of Christmas cookies, candy, snack mixes, pies, and other not-so-healthy foods rise up and meet us at every corner. Go to the office and someone has brought in a plate-full of cookies. Go to a friend’s house for a holiday get-together and you’re offered a slice of homemade (or store-bought) pie for dessert. Teachers and coaches receive gifts of candy and other goodies from their students. These are just a few examples and I am sure you can think of more.
There is nothing wrong with having an occasional treat, and the holiday season is certainly a time when we want to celebrate and enjoy the food around us. But it’s also easy to go overboard and consume far too much calories, fat, and sugar. So what can you do to achieve a healthier holiday season while still enjoying it? I have a post at Not Quite Amish today outlining eight simple strategies you can put into use to have a healthier holiday season. Click here to read the rest of the article.