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How to Be Healthy This Holiday Season

How to Be Healthy This Holiday Season

This season is probably the hardest time to stay healthy and keep fit with all the parties. To make if even more challenging supermarkets promote a wide range of unhealthy foods.

Most people put on at least one pound over the festive season. Although that does not sound like a lot, the thing is most will not lose it, even with the best New Year’s resolutions.

If you want to avoid being part of the one-pound statistic, make sure you are eating many fruits and vegetables, which are good alkaline-forming foods.

10 Tips to Make Sure You Care For Yourself

1. Start your day with a healthy breakfast so you are not hungry and snacking all morning. Start with some fruit like apples, Pears or Mangos or a Green Smoothie.

2. Then while you are eating the fruit, make a healthy porridge. Have Oatmeal Cinnamon Porridge & Sultanas or Cornmeal Porridge or Quinoa Coconut Almond Porridge (Sugarless).You will get slowly-released energy from these healthy grains to keep you going until lunch.

3. Have a bowl of satsumas (mandarin oranges) within easy reach for a healthy snack. They are full of vitamin C to keep your immune system happy.

4. Keep a bowl of nuts in their shells with nut crackers also within easy reach for heart healthy snacks. Being in their shells you won’t eat so many as you would if they were salted nuts.

5. Drink health giving drinks like Sugar-free Lemon-Aid or Alcohol-free Bloody Mary or Watermelon Juice. Alcoholic drinks not only kill brain cells but can also cause a negative effect on your mood, as it uses up the chemicals that the brain needs to ward off anxiety. Our testing always shows alcohol to deplete vitality.

6. For a healthy hot drink try Hot Mulled Cider.

7. Go for one to three walks of ten to fifteen minutes everyday; this will keep you from getting sluggish and help you lose a few calories too. Walking: Tips and Benefits

8. Eat dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Small amounts of dark chocolate have been shown to be good for heart health and you will not eat so much as it has a richer flavor.

9. High sugar foods enter the bloodstream quickly and then later leave you wiped out. Make your own Sweet & Healthy Holiday Treats

10. Most traditional feasts are challenging on the digestive system. 5 Tips to Improve Your Digestion & Health What would make the meal work is:

  • Eat your salad first.
  • Eat lots of vegetables with a choice of the protein or the carb (potatoes or stuffing) part of the meal.
  • Wait to eat your dessert at least 2 to 3 hours after your meal.
  • Here is a well combined healthy Special Vegetarian Dinner

Note: If all this slips your mind so you do overdo it during the holidays or if you just want to balance out for the new year, check out my Healthy Weekend BootCamps. Ideal ones for after the holidays would be the Alkalize Your Body BootCamp or the Weight Loss BootCamp.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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5:03AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:57AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Let's stick onto simple but healthy lifestyle

7:17AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Thank you Diana, for Sharing this!

9:51PM PST on Dec 20, 2012

why eat salad first?
I always eat it last...digestion all ready for that raw stuff


12:31PM PST on Dec 20, 2012

Now was that so difficult to put the list on one page instead of 11? As for sugar-free, it is not so healthy.

12:05PM PST on Dec 20, 2012

good tips, thank you

10:16AM PST on Dec 20, 2012

Thanks for the tips.

3:57PM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Sound advice, thanks.

12:58PM PST on Dec 19, 2012


12:37PM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Noted, thank you.

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