Bunny Foxhoven, RDN, CDE
Bunny is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a Certified Diabetes Educator with the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She currently serves as the Director for Sodexo Wellness and Nutrition with headquarters in Englewood, CO. Bunny specializes in Diabetes care and education, Cardiovascular disease prevention and Sports Nutrition.
Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us! Family, fun, festivity, and food. Temptations abound. Get togethers, parties and travel can disrupt your daily routines. And, it lasts for several weeks!
So, how can you cope when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are some things that you can do:
1. Set yourself up for success. You may not be able to control what food you’re served and you’re going to see other people eating tempting treats. Meet these challenges head on with these tricks:
2. Enjoy the foods that you love.
"Don’t skip meals to save up for a feast"
3. Outsmart the Buffet- When you face a spread of delicious holiday food, make healthy choices easier:
4. Stick to your exercise routine. it can help make up for eating more than usual and reduce stress during this most stressful time of year. Get moving with friends and family, such as taking a walk after a holiday meal.
The Sodexo Wellness and Nutrition team of registered dietitians will be posting regular health tips to keep you and your families healthy during these trying times. We will focus on the areas that the CDC and other health experts are recognizing as special areas of importance to stay well. We encourage you to share these tips on nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, food safety and overall well being with your loved ones. Remember, a strong body has a much better chance of fighting off this microscopic enemy.