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15 tips for avoiding holiday weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Holiday weight gain is a problem for nearly everyone. It can be incredibly easy to overeat during the holiday season. The spreads at holiday parties and buffets can present a wealth of tasty food options that could be detrimental to your waistline, such as cookies, fondues and cheese dips, chocolate fountains, fried appetizers, and more. Alcohol consumption can also lower your inhibitions and make you more likely to reach for tempting foods that you would normally …

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How to keep your gut healthy this holiday season

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 21st, 2019

Your gut health forms the foundation of your overall health. Your digestive system is connected to everything else that happens in your body, and your gut is responsible for absorbing nutrients and guarding against foreign substances. So if you have a healthy gut, there’s a good chance that your overall health is good as well. If your gut is out of balance, however, it can have a negative effect on other functions throughout your body. …

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12 stress relief tips for a happy holiday season

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Do you dread the holiday season because of the amount of stress it causes? Studies show that the holidays increase stress levels for many people, especially when it comes to demands on their time and financial difficulties. You can’t avoid the holidays, but you can take some simple stress-relief steps to minimize stress and make it to January without sacrificing your mental well-being. Here’s how: 1. Forget perfection Whether it’s your holiday party, your big …

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7 healthy food swaps to try this holiday season

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

For many, the holidays are rich with memories of indulgent food and drinks that feel as comforting as a warm fire. This often means we abandon our healthy eating goals for the sake of enjoying these once-a-year treats that we feel we must have. But, there’s a way you can keep that holiday spirit alive and enjoy your favorite culinary traditions without totally wrecking your healthy eating goals this year. Use these healthy food swaps …

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7 foods that will help you lose weight over the holidays

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Holiday weight loss can seem impossible. But there are foods that will help you lose weight, not gain it during the holiday season.  Americans gain one pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to research on holiday weight gain. While one pound may not seem like much, that one pound can easily turn into several more when you develop the habit of indulging and overeating.  You can ramp up your intake of fat-burning foods during the …

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10 tips for losing weight before Christmas

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

It’s common to gain a little weight during the holiday season — not only are decadent foods everywhere, but you’re likely socializing more and busier in general, which leaves less time to plan and prepare healthy meals. We have some tips on losing weight before the holidays! While it may be tempting to put healthy eating on hiatus and get back on track in the new year, doing so can compromise your health — not …

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Healthy holiday cookie recipes

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

For many people, the holiday season is synonymous with cookies and other sweet treats. So what do you do when you’re trying to lose weight?  Good thing we have a list of healthy holiday cookie recipes for you! Believe it or not, you don’t have to give up the holidays cookies in order to keep your health goals on track! Making a few healthy substitutions will allow you to continue to enjoy some of your …

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Holiday Q&A with Dr. Garcia

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD by Jay J. Garcia M.D. December 18th, 2018

It’s time for our second installment of Ask Dr. G! We spoke to him recently about the holidays, his favorite restaurants in town, and his thoughts on the gluten-free trend. So, Dr. Garcia, what is your favorite holiday tradition this time of year? Well, it’s probably not too unique, but I love Christmas Eve dinner and watching my Grandkids open their gifts on Christmas morning. Well, now you need to tell us what’s on the …