5 Tips for Healthy for Life Holiday Entertaining

Healthy for lifeAre you entertaining for the holidays? While many members of our weight loss clinic are initially freaked out by the prospect, those trying to lose weight can use entertaining to their own caloric advantage. Read on for some tips for having a fabulous holiday soiree without packing on the pounds.

1. Timing is everything. While you may want to prepare far in advance for their fete, if you plan your menu out, you can schedule your shopping a day or two in advance and be right on track. If you stock up on festive treats too early, you may be tempted to eat them earlier and have to buy more.

2. Serve healthy hors d’oeuvres. Swap fat-laden dip out with homemade low-fat dips made with low-fat Greek yogurt, reduced-fat crème fraiche or fat-free fromage frais. Add fruit or veggie crudites instead of the fattening chips.

3. Get festive with dried fruits. Instead of putting out bowls of candy or holiday cookies, opt for dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, sultanas and your other favorites. Another healthy alternative is to put out bowls of nuts, such as cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts and walnuts. Just keep your intake at one or two handfuls.

4. Choose healthier versions of everything. Look for low carb and low calorie versions of desserts, sides and everything else you plan to serve. Or downsize and serve smaller portions.

5. Give away the leftovers! Instead of continuing to create high calorie meals for the week after Christmas, give your guests Tupperware filled with leftovers so that you’ll have no temptation.

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Michelle Y.
Michelle Y.
2017-07-17 15:11:38
Great staff. Knowledge and pleasant. Getting healthy after some crazy long days working over the past few years! Time to get fit!
Jeicel G.
Jeicel G.
2017-06-27 22:25:54
I couldn't be happier! The staff is awesome... though I only have seen the doctor twice, I'm ok because the team is great! The only issue for me really is...
Toni T.
Toni T.
2017-11-09 04:02:50
Great program with very supportive personnel. Great work out class on Sunday.