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Holiday Eating

Posted Dec 07 2010 12:00am

First, I would like to say that this is a food blog. Yes, I eat and I thoroughly enjoy it. I also cook and bake, but I don’t have the patience or desire to create a blog post about my kitchen endeavors. I’m just weird like this.

By the way…those are S’mores bars…and they are amazing. Come on over to visit…I have a whole 9×13 pan to devour, hopefully not all on my own!

However, I came across an interesting article about food that I would share…considering it is the holidays and, aside from the awesome presents and family bonding, people spend most of their time thinking about food. Whether it be baking it, eating it or working it of food is a big part of everyone’s life during the holidays!

I found this article on our work intranet so I have no way of sharing the entire thing, but I will share some parts I found to be especially interesting.

Choosing Well – “There are no “good” or “bad” foods, only good and bad eating habits. What matters most is the total amount and types of food you eat over several days.”

Take Control – “Before a holiday event, eat a snack or light meal. Foods high in protein, like chicken or cottage cheese, help you eat less later. Fasting ahead of time to leave room for a big meal or extra trips to the buffet may lead you to overeat.”

Keeping Your Balance – “Eat tempting holiday treads, but use a bit of restraint. Eat small portions to keep your some from indulging too much. At the same time, make sure that you and your family members are getting enough of the nutritional food your body needs.”

Washing it Down – “What you drink during the holidays can add calories. Look at all of your options. Most importantly, drink plenty of water!”

I’m not one to get involved in a lot of holiday parties, but I work in the travel industry and we are just beginning to get a lot of treats from all over the world. I’m not going to turn down a specialty from France, Italy or Hawaii – but I’ll try to control my portions!

Happy Holidays…and have fun eating…food is meant to be enjoyed!

PS – For anyone who knows my OCD perfectionism issues…yes I did notice that in the photo of the dinner table the armour/cabinet at the end of the table is not centered. Actually, I think it is the table that isn’t centered in the room…but yes, I did notice. I can’t help it…I have a problem!

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