573 Magazine Nov 2017 - Page 7

words t. fatz pics t. smugala When we think about the holiday season, our thoughts instantly go to memories of our childhood.  Ah, the aroma of Mom’s fresh baked turkey and her savory homemade dressing.  We reminisce about her wonderful pumpkin pie, or maybe we think of fudge, caramel apples, candy corn, cookies, homemade loaves of bread, eggnog, or many of the other goodie items that we love at the holidays. Eating rich, traditional food for one meal a year doesn’t hurt at all.  When the overindulgence goes on for days or even several weeks, one is bound to pick up a few pounds. We can enjoy the holiday season and still make good eating choices.  The trick to eating healthy over the holidays is pretty simple—plan ahead, choose sensibly, eat slowly, and don’t stress out about your weight. 7