Site Archives Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Potato Soup for the Holidayed-Out Soul


I hope you had a wonderful holiday, full of family, friends, and fun. If it was also filled with food, and your belly is feeling the effects, why not try a light soup to cure what ails you?
Whether you feel sick for days after overindulging (like me, with my tender digestive system) or you’re fighting […]

Perfectly Poached Eggs to Combat Holiday Munchies


In the past, unless it was worked into a baked good, I avoided eggs like the plague. I despised their taste and texture … yet, in just the last few years, they have begun to grow on me a bit.  I still have my limitations.  In an omelet packed with veggies or poached is just about […]

“Good Housekeeping” Puts Healthier Thanksgiving Fare on the Menu


November means Turkey Day, and this month’s Good Housekeeping puts a spin on the usual Thanksgiving recipe roundup by offering healthy spins on all the standards, as well as “traditional” and “twist” versions of each dish. Check out these recipes to make your holiday spread less heart-stopping:

Roast Turkey with Roasted-Garlic Gravy (scroll to the bottom […]

Yoplait: Yogurt That Eats Like Cake


Even though it seemed like an eternity to get to me, the three flavors arrived on my doorstep via a very curious delivery person.  Needless to say, I told her is was just yogurt and the James Bond like look quickly faded from her eyes.
I opened the package and put them in cold storage until […]

Add Weight-Training to Your Routine for Successful Weight-Loss


Maybe a few of us dream to look like a supermodels, but absolutely everyone aspires to be fit and look good! It’s really interesting how a little change in your fitness routine can accelerate your chances of achieving your goals. Exercise and a balanced diet plan will not only get you a fit body, but […]

Simply Healthy Appetizer Ideas for Hosting Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Guests


The holidays are here, which means swarms of social events, tables filled with food, and a variety of palates to cater to. With each passing year, more and more people are dreading this holiday smörgåsbord, as special diets seem to be moving closer to the norm than the exception. While very few guests […]

10 Ways to Not Gain Weight During the Holidays


Repeat after me: I will not gain weight this holiday season. I will not gain weight this holiday season. I will not gain weight this holiday season.
Good! Now, just read the following tips, practice them faithfully, and you won’t.
1. Eat breakfast. Studies have shown that eating a nutritious breakfast helps you lose weight and keep […]

10 Healthier Gifts From the Kitchen


As the holiday season kicks into high gear, I am eager for, already overwhelmed by, and dreading the aftermath of the flood of sweets that is soon to be upon us. While I too love to give gifts from the kitchen each year, I have been toying with the idea of sending healthier food items. […]

Deliciously Hearty Stuffed Bell Peppers


The other night I prepared some stuffed green peppers for dinner.  The two lone peppers looked so compact in the baking dish that I was certain we would both walk away hungry.  To my pleasant surprise, each pepper revealed a fantastic full meal, enough to satisfy even after a good bout of exercise. 
My bell pepper […]

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: Tip #10


Now that the end of year holidays are over and the new year is fresh upon us, it’s a good time to review how successful we were in battling holiday weight gain. After-all, other holidays are right around the corner!
Tip#10: Make an honest assessment of your success or failure in controlling holiday weight gain
It is […]