Don't Skip Meals
Everyone agrees that skipping meals creates havoc in our bodies so Elizabeth Somer, RD, M.A., says keep your stomach filled and blood sugar level high by eating regular, small meals even when you're about to enjoy large family get-togethers or gear up for holiday festivities.
Elizabeth says don't skip meals or fast all day in anticipation of a binge. You're better off eating small, light meals throughout the day, and a light snack before leaving for a large gathering. A quick fix-and-carry smoothie created with your Oster® MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender will make you less tempted to overdo it at the party. Keep in mind that every unnecessary nibble at the buffet table averages about 25 calories. Four of those mindless bites a day and you'll gain a pound a month.
Elizabeth Somer, M.A., is a registered dietitian who has carved a unique professional niche as a dietitian well-versed in nutrition research. For the past 35 years, she has kept abreast of the current research, packaging that information into her newsletter Nutrition Alert, easy-to-read books, magazine articles, lectures, continuing education seminars, spokesperson projects, and practical news for the media.