Put Your Health First: Holiday Celebrations


By Clinical Dietitian Carson S. Garoni, MS, RD, LDN, Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

Now that you’ve planned to be healthy this holiday and are committed to healthy eating and exercise, below are a few tips to help with those holiday events and parties.

  • Bring a healthful protein-packed dish to share
  • Use a small plate or napkin and fill it once
  • Move around the room and avoid lingering near the food
  • During a sit down meal use portion control
  • Be careful of increased alcohol – try soda water with a splash of juice instead
  • Concentrate on being social – learn one new thing about each person
  • Give gifts that are not related to food – gym passes, yoga or exercise classes, exercise videos and shoes, crafts, games, movie passes or tickets to area concerts and plays

Happy Holidays!

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