Sarah Remmer: The Non-Diet Dietitian


Last Minute Health Tips For The Holidays

Quick and easy tips to get you through the holidays without packing on the pounds


Have a healthy breakfast everyday within an hour of waking up. Breakfast will give you energy for the day ahead and also help to prevent overeating later in the day. 


Only indulge in treats that are worth it. There's no point in eating for the sake of eating. Pick one or two treats that you really love.


Let your natural physical hunger and fullness cues be your portion control guide. Have something to eat when you start to feel hungry and stop when you're comfortably full. You can always have more later. 


Include protein in each meal and snack. Protein helps to make you feel fuller longer, helping with appetite control, and helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels.


Don't forget to be active. Set aside 30-60 minutes a day to move your body- whether it's skating with the family or taking a walk after breakfast, make sure to get some exercise in over the holidays.


Always include some veggies in your lunch and supper meals. Veggies are filling, nutritious and low in calories, therefore, will help to prevent you from overeating on more calorie-rich foods. 

You deserve to enjoy the holiday foods that you love guilt-free. Don't stress about gaining weight during the holidays. If you follow the tips above, you can enjoy your favourite holiday treats without packing on extra pounds. The holiday season lasts about 2 weeks. There are 52 weeks in a year. This is only 3.8% of the year. Enjoy!