You may have circled a couple of red-letter days on your end-of-year calendar – “red” as in “stressful” – but we all know that’s a miscalculation. It’s not just a couple of anxiety-making November and December holidays. People are coping with an extraordinarily stressful two-month-long holiday season.
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By Rachel Begun, MS, RD
Every holiday season, articles abound providing gluten-free individuals with tips for navigating celebrations while staying gluten free. Over the years I have written many such articles myself. There’s usually a tip about having a conversation with the host to communicate your needs. But the advice ends there. They don’t tell you HOW to have the conversation, which can be the most daunting part for those who are gluten-free.
Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you’re doomed to gain weight. Of course you’ll be tempted by treats at office parties, family events, school functions and even at home (especially if you enjoy baking with your kids). But you can keep your weight in line if you’re conscious about what you eat and continue to follow your exercise program.
Here are a few things I do to stay fit and trim while heading into the New Year:
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s easy to wonder how to go about staying on track with your healthy eating during this tempting time of year, as well as to be perplexed about what to serve if you’re the host for the family gathering.
It’s actually quite simple.
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