Healthy Holiday Eating Is Easier Than You Think


(NAPS) Yearafter year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)reports, the average American gains about a pound during the holiday season. It may not VY, of World’s ally add up. That’s one reason many people are concerned about how to handle holidaytreats. According to the Centers for Dis- 2 billion people Population is overweight or obese. seem like much, but over the course of a lifetime, around a pound yearcan re- ease Control (CDC), nearly 40 percent That’s more than of American adults are obese; that’s 39.5% tionally, 88 percent of American adults of U.S. more than 129 million people. Addi- do not meet the government’s national physical activity recommendations for aerobic activity and muscle strengthening. Around 45 percent of adults are not sufficiently active to achieve health benefits. And, one in three adults could have diabetes by 2050. “Creating opportunities to eat healthy foods during the holidays, and limiting candy, sugar-sweetened beverages and fast food, can go a long way to living a healthier and happierlife,” says Dr. John Agwunobi, M.B.A., M.PH., Chief Health and Nutrition Officer, adults are obese 604 million adults and 108 million children retenitet eaneeetet reeanetet Pahehete? in the world are obese ‘Source:TheNew England JournalofMedicine,June2017 Teenagers are as sedentary Herbalife Nutrition. To help curb sweet tooth cravings this holiday season, Herbalife Nutrition introduced Protein Bites, a fun-sized, on-the-go holiday treat with four grams of protein andnoartificial sweeteners. “A good snack should deliver protein without too many carbohydrates,” says Dr. Agwunobi. “Snacking, when done right, keeps energy levels up between meals and helps control hunger, which makes Protein Bites a perfect go-to snackto satisfy cravings.” Agwunobi offers additional tips to help you stay on track this holiday season: Healthy Holiday Eating e Plan your meals. Planning your meals affords you the opportunity to create smaller, healthier portions. Eat mindfully. Slow downto really taste and enjoy your food. Eating slowly gives your body time to signal your brain that you're full, which takes about 20 minutes. If you eat too much too quickly, it’s easy to gobble up as muchas twice what your body needsbefore your brain even gets the message. Replace a mealor two witha nutri- ent-dense meal replacement option like the Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 Shake. Stay positive. If you eat more on somedays, eat less on others. as 60-year-olds by age 19 Source: PreventiveMedicine,June2017 Learn more at |[ enian CT) Smart snacking can help keep your energy up and your appetite under control through all the holiday festivities. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding beverages that are highin calories and sugar. Eat a healthy snack before leaving home to prevent overeating at parties. Holiday parties often have foods high in salt, sugar and calories. When you arrive, check out the party food options before you begin eating, and make a mental note of what and how much you will eat. Remember, the holiday season doesn’t have to be a detriment to your health goals. With some simple planning and healthy snacks, you can enjoy the holidays andstill stay on track. Learn More For information, visit www.Herba