Holiday Eating Tips and Tricks
1. Watch your portion size! It’s ok to try each food item, just make sure your portion sizes are not out of control. A good rule of thumb is to stick to the plate method:
2. Before a holiday event eat a light snack or meal. Foods higher in protein will help you eat less later.
3. Eat more of the fruit and vegetable dishes to help fill you up, so you aren’t as tempted to eat the higher calorie foods.
4. Watch out for those dips, spreads, and gravies. These can add extra calories to any dish, so it is a good idea to limit them as much as possible.
5. Move away from the food when done eating to avoid temptation.
6. Enjoy socializing with friends and family. This will keep your mind on the celebration and not on the food.
7. Limit second helpings. Remember there is always tomorrow to enjoy those leftovers!
8. Busy holiday schedules can bump you off of your exercise plan, so keep at it and be physically active every day! Not only will exercise help burn up those extra calories from holiday eating, but it will relieve stress and regulate your appetite.
Healthy Recipes of the Month
Each month we will share some of our favorite recipes from various sources! Some will be themed for a holiday season, others for foods that are in season, but all will focus on healthy and nutritional eating. In the near future, we may even ask you to share your favorites so we can post them as well!! Click the link below for November's recipes:
December Healthy Recipes of the Month
Each week we will be giving you tips and advice on exercise to help keep you in shape and maybe learn something new!
- Don't limit yourself to regular pull-ups. Use pull-ups but alternate between wide grip, narrow grip, and chin-ups. This way, all parts of the back are targeted.
Exercise is Medicine on Campus
The Exercise is Medicine on Campus campaign has come to UCCS! Each week we will have tips from the Exercise is Medicine Campaign to encourage you to establish lifelong exercise, physical activity, and healthy habits.
December: Always Choose to Move The end of the semester has finally approached. How are you going to spend your Winter Break? Choosing to move or choosing to be sedentary? Even if it’s the slightest movement, Exercise is Medicine with Altitude encourages you to stay strong and choose to move!
Tip 1: Yes, it is important to study for your finals, but it is important to make sure you take frequent study breaks as well. Choose to move to help your body stay active as well as allowing your mind to refocus to make your study time more productive!
Other Nutrition and Exercise Resources
Here are some other nutritoin and exercise resources for tips and advice.
If you are looking for a good nutrition resource on campus that does meal plans, nutrition consults and bone health check out the Peak Nutrition Clinic located at University Hall!
Nutrition and Fitness Archives
Here we will have our past nutrition information, recipes, and exercise tips for you to take a look back at!
Healthy Recipe Archives (2011):
Healthy Recipe Archives (2012):
Last updated 12/7/2012