Freeman Medical Focus: Holiday Overeating


It’s that time of year when you perhaps enjoy too many holiday treats and meals.

When it comes to avoiding too many holiday treats, one of the first things to remember is making good choices. Like bringing a fruit or vegetable tray or using smaller plates for portion control.

“If you’re going to go to a celebration, try to make choices that are fruits and vegetables and things that have some fiber. Fill up with that first,” says Shannon Linder, Freeman Registered Dietician.

Another factor to remember, is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

“Whole grains like oats are really good choices for breakfast. Eggs and fruit are also really good choices for breakfast. Dairy is really important for people for breakfast ast well. Having low fat milk is a choice. Starting your day out good with a meal so you’re not starving by the time the holiday party comes along,” says Shannon Linder.

But it’s also important to remember to have fun as well.

“I think it’s important to pause and enjoy the holiday with your family or your co-workers, and just remember that you also have to balance that out by picking up your activity somewhere else,” syas Linder.

The Freeman Medical Focus is sponsored by Freeman Health System.

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