- Eat light the day of a party. More veggies, salads, grilled fish, or a GoBeFull smoothie concoction. In general during December I try to eat lighter to accommodate all the holiday events.
- Avoid white flour. This eliminates most cookies, cakes, bread, crackers, and pasta.
- Avoid trans fats. This eliminates the rest of the cookies, many other desserts, and snack mixes.
- If there is a dessert I love, I will take a few bites.
- Avoid anything deep fried.
- Eat delicious pieces of chocolate.
- Eat grilled fish.
- Eat raw or cooked veggies and luscious fresh fruit. A few bites of cheese are good too.
- Drink two drinks. My favorites include dirty martinis, fine scotch, or red wine.
- If I am invited to a sit down dinner party, I eat what is served. There will always be something that fits into my guidelines. I never make special food requests to my hosts. No matter what is served, I am grateful for the luxury of someone else making a meal for me. The love and labor involved warms my heart and fills me with gratitude.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Holidays are Here!
At this time of year, as a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I am usually asked by journalists what does a nutritionist eat at holiday parties. After working hard all year to stay in shape, I don't want to start the New Year on a diet. So here are my holiday party eating guidelines: