THE "CANTEEN CONNECTION"
It's the holiday season and for most of us, that means eating - lots of eating - followed by weight gain and a New Year's resolution to eat healthier!
So...why not take a healthier approach to what we eat during the holiday season and beyond?
The good news is you don't have to give up your favorite foods and occasional indulgences. It's all about being mindful of what you eat.
Mindless eating is consuming food just because it's there. It's eating while distracted - watching T.V., working at a computer or texting on our smartphones. Simply put, it's not paying attention to what we eat which can lead to being overweight and even obesity.
Pay attention to what you're eating - make small changes that make a big difference:
Control portions - You don't have to deprive yourself, just eat small portions and less often.
Eat when you're hungry - If you're not hungry, wait until you are!
Plan - Prepare healthy snacks throughout the day. Fiber keeps you feeling full longer, so when you are out shopping for gifts, bring along or choose a 200 calorie, whole grain, high fiber snack.
Slow down - Enjoy each bite and give your body enough time to trigger your brain that you are satisfied (not necessarily full).
Eating healthier is easier than you think- it's a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions and the personal decisions we make over time.
For more info visit: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/teens
Have a wonderful Holiday Season! We want to see you all next year!
Your Warrior Canteen Staff