Thursday, November 27, 2014

Food for Thought : Celebrate Healthily

Thanksgiving is here . If you are like many people, this will be the start of a six-week holiday feasting that leads to a few unwanted pounds. Many people gain between 1 and 4 pounds over the holiday season. While 1 pound may not seem like such a big deal, this can become a real problem if you do not lose the weight after the new year. However, you do not have to fall into this trap. It is completely possible to enjoy the holidays without gaining any weight. Here are a few tips to help you keep your healthful goals in sight as you celebrate the holidays:
1 .  If food is served buffet style, use the smallest plate possible. Go for the simple foods; fresh fruits and vegetables, shrimp and other meats will help you feel full longer.

2 .  Be very picky, especially when it comes to high-calorie and high-fat foods such as desserts and sweets. If you must have some, limit them to small portions and only what is very important to you. Some people like to get several desserts and try a little of each of them. This is a good strategy, only if you know you will be able to resist eating all of them.

3 .  Bring something you know is low in calories and fat to potluck gatherings such as office parities and church events. This way you know there is something available for you to eat that is in line with your goals.

4 .  Remember the holidays are about more than just the food. Holiday celebrations include spending time with family and friends. Make sure you take the time to appreciate the decorations, enjoy the entertainment and visit with others.

Words  of Wisdom :"Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator."

"I consider conversations with people to be mind exercises, but I don't want to pull a muscle, so I stretch a lot. That's why I'm constantly either rolling my eyes or yawning."

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.

All I ever wanted really, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I'm doing and to be committed to whatever I'm doing and then let the results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me.

A Proud grand-poppa

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