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!
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