Post Content

Kara Ryan
  Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health

 

Kara Ghiringhelli is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH

Cookies and eggnog and appetizers…oh my! ‘Tis the season for sweets and treats! Unless you plan on locking yourself up for the next 30 days, sweets and treats are impossible to avoid. They lurk around every corner, tempting you to have just one bite…just one. But we all know just one bite usually isn’t enough. Our self-control is put to the test.

Personally, I find it hard to control myself this time of year. After all, I love eggnog and eggnog is only found in stores now, so I must have it now! I also need to have a generous dose of homemade cookies. Everyone seems to make a different cookie and it would be a shame to not try at least one of each. So the point is, no matter what, I’m going to eat these treats and enjoy them. But I also don’t want to be crying on New Year’s Day when I’ve noticed my scale says I’ve gained some unwelcomed pounds over the holidays. So what is one to do? I found some useful tips from the Cleveland Clinic that provides some helpful ideas on ways to satisfy your cravings without having to deprive yourself. I especially like the tip on allowing yourself one treat per day, so you avoid overindulging by giving in just a little bit.

Do you have any tips you’d like to share? I’m sure any advice would be welcomed by all who enjoy the sweets and treats that only come during the holiday season!

Share on Facebook.

Recent Posts

Weekly Flu Report, October 13, 2017 posted on Oct 13

Welcome to the first weekly flu report of the 2017-2018 flu season. Each week between now and the end of May, we’ll post the latest data on the spread of flu in Massachusetts. This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 13, 2017

Highlights of the October 11th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Oct 11

The October monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a trio of informational presentations from DPH program staff related to various Departmental initiatives, including: Update on Implementation of Revised Determination of Need Regulation 105 CMR 100.000 Problem Gambling and Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Bed Bugs: What You Need to Know posted on Sep 22

Bed Bugs: What You Need to Know

It’s September, a month when students move into dorms and apartments, used furniture moves out onto the sidewalk – and unfortunately, when bed bugs can become an issue. As a health educator in the Bureau of Environmental Health, I get lots of calls this month   …Continue Reading Bed Bugs: What You Need to Know