It is officially November and I now have already complained about the cold weather! Last year I promised myself (and my doormen) that I would accept the cold temps like a champ and stop complaining about something I couldn’t change! Well, we see how well that plan stuck with me! But alas, I am not ready to give up on myself and will try again this year to focus only on the positive! As they say” “Failure is part of success!” #fingerscrossed
In this week’s The Keri Report:
- You Ask, I Answer: “How can we prepare for the upcoming holiday social events and avoid overeating?”
- 19 Processed Foods Nutritionists Swear By
- Are Costco’s Acai Bowls Actually Healthy?
You Ask: I Answer: “How can we prepare for the upcoming holiday social events and avoid overeating?“
This question comes from my reader Mary (Thank-you Mary!); however, I am sure she is NOT the only one who is wondering the exact same thing! Before we know it, it is going to be Thanksgiving and then we turn the corner and it’s New Year’s. Every year, it’s the same old thing —- we eat too much, drink too much, exercise too little, etc. —– and then feel badly about it! Also every year, I say the same thing (Sorry in advance, if this bores you!)—- not every day from Thanksgiving thru New Year’s is an actually holiday so stop treating them like they are. Eat whatever you want on the actual holi-DAY and then rein the other days in!
Instead of recreating the wheel here, I thought I would share two old articles that could really help:
How to Eat Like a Nutritionist During the Holidays
6 Bad Excuses for Unhealthy Holiday Eating
And because Mary also asked specifically about alcohol (Even though it isn’t summertime, a cocktail is a cocktail, right?):
12 Best Low-calorie Alcoholic Drinks to Sip on This Summer
BTW – I am almost 100% positive this won’t be the last post about holiday eating!
Processed Foods Nutritionist Swear By – NBC News Better
Did I say “processed”? You betcha! The thing is – processed foods get a bad wrap AND yet they definitely are not all created equal. There is overly processed foods and then there are minimally processed foods. ALL are processed but the end result is not the same. Thanks to my RD pal Samantha Cassetty for putting this all into perspective
Are Costco Acai Bowls Actually Healthy? – Women’s Health
Some foods such as “acai” come with health halos, and by association, i.e. acai bowls, there is an assumed health halo too! It is true though that acai berries are rich in antioxidants which help protect our body against damage caused from free radicals. However, one should never assume the healthfulness of something based on one ingredient. I mean aren’t we taught to never assume anything to begin with? Thanks to Women’s Health for trying to uncover the truth behind these bowls!