Healthy Holiday Shopping Tips

on 20.12.2013 / by admin / Comments Off on Healthy Holiday Shopping Tips in From Inez, Tips

As we approach the last weekend to get your Holiday shopping done, make sure to follow these easy Healthy Holiday Shopping Tips:

1. Eat for Energy: Skip sugary buns, muffins, pretzels and cookies that’ll give you a rush & then cause you to crash. Instead go for foods with a mix of complex carbs and lean protein & a bit of healthy fat. Think turkey/lettuce whole grain wrap, mix greens salad with salmon and avocado, mix nuts with a piece of fruit, protein shake with natural nut butter.

2. Check the nutritional information: Most restaurants post calories on the menu itself or on their website. Choose items in the 300-500 calories for main meals & 100-250 for snacks.

3. Treat yourself with food, not drinks: Liquid calories go down easy, but they aren’t as satisfying as solid food calories, so you may be hungry again soon. If you really do have a craving for a holiday drink, try ordering a skinny version of a peppermint mocha at Starbucks (less than 170 calories).

4. Don’t Fall Into the “I deserve this treat” Trap: Yes, walking around mall burns calories, but 150 at most. Reality Check: You’ll have to walk for 6 hrs to burn off a Cinnabon.

5. Keep emergency food handy: Packing healthy snacks will help you fight hunger and temptation. Take along some mix nuts, a piece of fruit, small protein bar etc. Look for snack less than 150 calories and less than 8g of sugars.

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