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3 Swaps for Healthier Holiday Baking

3 Swaps for Healthier Holiday Baking

The Holidays are in full swing which can be a difficult time for people who are trying to maintain a healthy diet. Try these healthy baking swaps in order to eat, drink, and be merry without any added guilt this Holiday season!

  1. Cut the Fat:

Reduce the total fat in your recipe by cutting the amount of butter or oil in half and replacing it with an equal amount of:

Holiday Nutrition for Those Who Really Love Food

From workplace parties (and treats in the breakroom) to family gatherings, there's a glorious glut of food and drink opportunities outside your normal routine this holiday season. But that doesn't mean you should throw all sensibilities out the window. We believe you can eat, drink, and be merry—without adding those holiday pounds.

Here are our top four tips to enjoy the holidays, but still not lose sight of your health and fitness goals.

Splurge Wisely Over the Holidays

The holidays come just once a year, but the yummy foods at parties/events and holiday gifts seem to never end. Read how to choose wisely from the foods available in the Q & A interview with Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Michaela Kruse.

Q: Why should we care about eating healthy through the holidays?
A: To avoid the weight gain, weight cycling, setting up bad habits that continue later, etc.

Hold It for the Holidays

A fun, competitive way to hold you accountable for holding your weight.

How does it work?
Maintain (or lose) your pre-holiday weight (within 1%) to your post-holiday weight and you win! All that is required is a quick weigh-in with the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist during the week prior to Thanksgiving (November 15-21, 2015) and a final weigh-in the week after New Year's Day (January 3-9, 2016). Should you gain more than 1% of your body weight, you lose your joining fee.

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