Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Way Up Wishes You a Very Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned
To what time has taught us, to what we've learned:
We often focus all our thought
On shiny things we've shopped and bought.
We take our pleasure in material things,
Forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings.
If a lot of our stuff just vanished today,
We'd see the foundation of each happy day
Is special relationships, constant and true,
And that's when our thoughts go directly to you.
We wish you a Thanksgiving you'll never forget,
Full of love and joy—your best one yet!
 By Joanna Fuchs

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Smart Tips for Eating Out

When eating out you still want to be mindful of your dietary goals, and avoid any pitfalls. There are a few things you can do to ensure you stick to your dietary goals:

Pick one starch. Many restaurants present you with bread while you're looking over the menu and waiting for your food, but if you're about to order a starch-heavy dish,then you shouldn't chow down on bread while you wait.

Watch your veggies. How a vegetable is cooked will heavily affect its health rating. If a vegetable is swimming in butter, then it isn't exactly healthy. Likewise, foods that are steamed and grilled will be more healthful than sautéed or fried.

Make limiting your portions easier. If you're ordering a large meal and don't want to overdo it, ask for a to-go box or have half of your meal packed up in advance. That way you won't keep eating out of habit or because the food tastes good.

Treat yourself. If you have an unhealthy favorite, allow that to have a place in your diet (in moderation of course). When you don't feel deprived by your diet, it will be much easier to stick to it and avoid binging.

Eat light. Order appetizer-sized entrees if you're looking to have a small meal, or split several appetizers between friends to increase variety without increasing the amount of food.

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