Is your fitness equipment collecting dust or doubling as an extra place to hang your clothes? It’s probably not the right fitness equipment for you, so why not get rid of it this year and have some extra money (by selling it) to do a physical activity you actually enjoy?
Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN
Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Huntington, NY helping clients with eating disorders and disordered eating recover their relationship with food and their body. She utilizes a Health at Every Size® approach and supports Intuitive Eating and knows that while she is the food and nutrition expert, you are the expert of your body and life.
Hanukkah has passed and it’s almost Christmas which means you’ve most likely already encountered holiday cookies. If you’re lucky, you’ve been somewhere there’s an assortment of cookies. You may be wondering which cookies are “best” to eat.
No matter what you ate this weekend or how much you moved your body, you do not need to spend today dieting harder or exercising longer to “make up” for this weekend. Monday does not need to be the day of punishment.
A reminder that it is perfectly normal to overeat at the holidays or eat more than you usually would if it was any other day. It’s okay to leave a holiday meal or party feeling stuffed. You do not need to compensate for the fullness and in a few hours you will need to eat again.
I was in a yoga class the other day and the instructor wished everyone a happy upcoming Thanksgiving and she cautioned us all to “be careful” about our food choices. Um…. what?! Be careful? Be careful about what? We could assume she meant be careful you don’t eat “too much” or eat “bad foods”, but I like this new list of the only things you need to be careful about when eating on Thanksgiving. Be careful your food isn’t held at improper temperatures, be careful the food you’re eating is free of your allergens, and be careful you’re not eating according to diet rules.
As American Thanksgiving approaches, you’re probably seeing articles telling you which foods to avoid and which are lower calorie and therefore the “better” choice. These traditional “eat this”, “not that” posts completely negate a person’s personal preferences, hunger, and satisfaction levels.