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Issue #018-- 9 Tips For A Healthier Holiday Season
December 16, 2004

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December 16, 2004 Issue #018


1) 9 Tips For A Healthier Holiday Season
2) Healthy Recipe of the Month
3) Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip
4) Healthy Products and Services

9 Tips For A Healthier Holiday Season

A big part of the holidays, besides family, friends, fun, giving and receiving gifts and our spiritual practices and beliefs is the food and the goodies. Often times, we overindulge in foods that we just shouldn’t eat that much of. This can lead to blood sugar fluctuations, depression, nausea, bloating, weight gain and just not feeling well at a time when we so much want to feel festive and fantastic.

Here are some hints that will help you cut down on the holiday blues and still allow you to enjoy the season with some healthier goodies.

1. Have a bowl of fresh fruit handy and encourage snackers to choose a piece of fruit instead of going for cookies or candy.

2. Have small dishes of raw almonds, filberts, cashews, sunflower seed or pumpkin seeds available for nibbling.

3. Have a bowl of nuts in the shell with a nutcracker.

4. Use whole grain flours for baking instead of white, unbleached or pastry flour. Check out the recipes here.

5. Sweeten your goodies with stevia or a combination of stevia and pure maple syrup (NOT imitation).

6. Don’t leave dishes of candy or platters of cookies out for nibblers. Bring them out when you intend to serve them and put them away again.

7. Put a big organic orange and apple in the Christmas stockings.

8. If you must have candy, choose organic dark chocolate sweetened with organic cane sugar, without milk, processed sugar and other harmful additives and eat sparingly.

9. Instead of sodas, use sparkling water and add a little of your favorite fruit juice.

And remember, sugar-free doesn’t necessarily mean healthy, especially if it is sweetened with artificial sweeteners. The worst of the artificial sweeteners is aspartame, also known as Nutrasweet or Equal.

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your comments or questions about this discussion. I cannot answer each question individually, but I will attempt to address questions in the next newsletter.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Potatoes and Tomatoes

2 Tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
1 large onion chopped
4 large cloves of garlic chopped or sliced
4 medium red potatoes cut in chunks
1 large green bell pepper cut in chunks or chopped
1 14 oz can of crushed tomatoes
Italian herbs (or your favorite herbs)
Celtic Sea salt

Saute onion and garlic in coconut or olive oil for 5 minutes add tomatoes, potatoes, pepper and seasonings (to taste) and cook on low heat until potatoes are tender.

Serve instead of potatoes and gravy.

Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip

Cut down on the amount of sugar you get from drinking fruit juices by diluting with water, at least 50-50. I’ve found that even using just 1 part juice to 4 or 5 parts water still gives you plenty of great juice flavor with 80% less of the sugars. For a warm treat on a cold day, use warm water with your juice.

Healthy Products and Services

The 2004 Edition of FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not lists 800 food additives classified according to safety, whether they may cause allergic reactions and if they are GRAS Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA. New to this edition is information on how to identify genetically modified produce in the grocery store. It's a handy pocket-sized book that you can carry with you when you shop to help you read food labels and make sure the food you're buying has only healthy ingredients. It will help you choose healthy foods when you shop and keep harmful chemicals out of the food you feed your family.

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Healthy Eating Coaching
If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first session is free. You just have to pay for the call.

To schedule your no charge evaluation, send me an e-mail with NO CHARGE EVALUATION in the subject line. Tell me what your concerns are, what times you are available, and what time zone you're in. I will send you an e-mail with your appointment date and time, and the phone number for you to call.

Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
(c) copyright 2004

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