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December 6, 2007

A to Z of Healthy Holiday Habits

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G - Go Organic

Skip cranberry sauce from the can and go for the fresh and organic alternative. “Use as few canned products as possible,” urges Dr. Sadkhin. If you’re hosting an event, make sure that your turkey or chicken is free-range.

H - Honey

Resist the urge to dump sugar in your coffee or tea and go with honey instead. Not only is it easier to digest, but honey also goes perfectly with apple pie and roasted pears. “I love honey,” declares Dr. Sadkhin. “It will help you feel satisfied for longer.”

I - Interrupt Yourself

Whether it’s a bathroom trip or a lip-gloss touch-up break taking a breather from eating will help your body digest better and make you feel full sooner.

J - Joke Around

“Joke, talk and laugh more during food intake,” suggests Dr. Sadkhin. “Happy conversations during dinner will get you eating less but feeling just as satisfied."

K - Keep Your Hands Busy

Finally, an excuse to hold onto that wine glass all night long. If you’re clutching a cup you won’t be able to carry a plate at the same time.

L - Leftovers

The thought of free food for a week may be tempting, but taking home leftovers is more trouble than it’s worth. Food loses its nutritional value with time and it takes up too much space — both in the fridge and in your stomach.

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