Beyond Holiday Gift Shopping – A Salad to the Rescue

November 12, 2009 in Blog Recipes, Diabetic Menu Item, Mediterranean, Nutrition by Joyce Bunderson

I can see it coming; parties, gatherings, parties and more gatherings; all centered around fancy, high-calorie, mouthwatering delicious special treats. One technique that may be of benefit to thwart the annual weight-gain season is deficit eating.  That just means that you eat fewer calories than you need to maintain your weight and exercise more than normal.  Trying to establish a lower weight prior to the big holiday eating season can support your goal of not gaining during the holidays.

One of the most important techniques to achieve this goal is to create a healthy eating environment. It’s not just what you don’t have in your environment, but also what you do have in it.  For example, if you know that you can have a pretty good deficit meal when it includes salad, where can you start? Start with what to have in the cupboards and fridge and that will increase the likelihood of actually eating salads.

So many behaviors are just beginning a new habit; doing it for long enough to realize the benefit; and Voilà! It becomes a habit. In our salad example, it becomes a really healthy habit that can support a lower weight and health.

Today I thought that I’d share one behavior for deficit eating, A 'How To' for Salads has some great tips on putting together a delicious salad.