Holiday Tip: Plate Wisely | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Uploaded by LivestrongWoman on 15.11.2012

Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. The holiday season is upon us, a time for family, fun, and –- let's just
admit it -– excess. And in no place is that more true than when it comes time for a big
holiday meal. I'm not here to tell you to avoid indulging all together. After all, a
little indulgence is actually good for us. I call these “conscious indulgences.”
But when it comes to filling your plate, there are a few decisions you can make that will
keep you on the straight and narrow with room for the indulgence here and there. To begin,
fill your plate with the cleanest veggie option as possible. Beware of casseroles and other
concoctions that contain veggies but are also loaded with fat, sugar and sodium. Go for
the leanest protein option next. White meat turkey, for example, has less fat and calories
than dark meat, and avoid the turkey skin whether you're a breast person or a drumstick
person. And, stick to one tablespoon of gravy. When it comes to those starchy sides, choose
one you want to enjoy and portion yourself a couple tablespoons. Me, I go for the sweet
potatoes. Finally, when it comes to dessert, a slice of pumpkin pie has nearly a third
less fat and calories than a slice of pecan pie. But whichever you choose, choose one,
have two to three bites and savor each bite. So remember: Go in to your next holiday meal
with a plan of action to plate wisely, eat slowly and enjoy your company and you will
feel just a little bit better.