Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
Tis the Season
The Holidays are a wonderful but emotional time of the year. Many people turn to food for solace. When happy, people eat chips and salsa. When sad they turn to the ice cream. Angry, lonely, bored, stressed…any of the emotions and many will treat that emotion with food. Logic says it’s not the answer, but it’s done anyway.
Dr. Jennifer Whirley Diaz, will ask her patients all the time; “Why do we give food so much power?,” and “How do we get into this unhealthy relationship with food?” Those are important things to think about because we are in charge of our own choices. And, believe it or not, Halloween is not about the candy, Thanksgiving is not about the mashed potatoes, and Christmas is not about the fruit cakes and cookies.
These are things on which to focus during the upcoming festivities:
Remember, it’s all about the people: Spend extra time with friends and family and less at the time at the table. Meet and reacquaint with people, not food.
Always have a plan: I advise my patients to be Boy Scouts; “Be Prepared!” If possible, know in advance what is on the menu and decide what you will and will not eat. If you are going to indulge in an item, set a limit. One piece of cake is not a healthy choice, but 5 pieces can be catastrophic to a weight loss program.
Hydrate: Now, Dr. Jennifer is referring to water, but other beverages may be available. If it’s served in a punch bowl, pass on it. Get plenty of water before and during any get together and avoid sugary drinks. If drinking alcohol set a limit and do not exceed it no matter what “friends” suggest. The calories in alcohol add on the pounds just like cake. And, of course, never drink and drive!
Enjoy the Holidays and Enjoy good health.
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