Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Medical Reports: Back on Track
So like most people, are you on holiday treat overload? Well, there are more parties and food on tap for tonight. So how can you get back on track? 7's Alexis Rivera gets some expert advice.
WSVN -- Giselle and her aunt believe the family that works out together, stays fit!
Giselle Roben: "It's important, very important for me to fit this in."
But both admit, around the holidays, staying on track and on a healthy diet can be a challenge.
Yabira Loyola: "Sometimes at the holidays we go over a little bit.
Jessica Weissman: "During the holiday season it's good to have a little fun, but in moderation really is the key."
Dietitian Jessica Weissman said we all tend to overindulge this time of year and that's OK.
Just set small goals for yourself.
Jessica Weissman: "So instead of saying you're not going to eat any desserts this holiday season, why don't you save it for when it really counts? Save it for the apple pie your grandmother makes once a year."
Her other slimming tips include, don't waste calories on juices and sodas, save that for special treats.
If you're going to drink alcohol, stick to light beer and wine over high-calorie eggnog and always drink plenty of water.
Jessica Weissman: "Fill up on cups of water before you go to a holiday party that way you won't be dehydrated and confuse it with being hungry."
Linda already follows that advice.
Linda Bruns: "I always drink a lot of water before I go to any party and I usually always have a healthy snack at home before I go."
Steve said he has a game plan.
Steve Weissman: "Like everybody else I overindulge over the holidays and if I'm feeling guilty about eating too much, I try to get an extra half hour in of exercise."
But don't worry, even if you're not a fitness buff, experts said just start moving a little bit now. Then set daily goals for yourself in the new year.
Rob Herzog: "That way you can start after that, you're on a good trend, you're positive about it and you've already started a little bit."
Of course if all else fails, just take this lady's advice.
Jeannette Billow: "You only do this once a year, have fun, relax, enjoy yourself!"
Another bit of advice from Jessica is to save your indulgences for night time parties with friends and family. That means holding off on treats at the office. Happy New Year!
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