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12 tips for holiday eating

Published: December 24, 2012
  • Author: Patrick J. Skerrett,


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February 16, 2013

Great tips for the holiday indeed! But as someone stated before most people don’t want to look out for certain kinds of food when they are on vacation

February 08, 2013

I am from England and watched a BBC documentary which I believe would still be on youtube by now. This documentary examined a diet being studied in the USA where a subject is limited to 600 calories per day for 3 days a week but can be modified to 2 days a week. Every other day the person is restricted to a normal daily intake. This not only reduced the weight of the person but changed the body chemistry when tested. One subject was pre-diabetic before the diet and reverted back to normal after the trial which i believe was 3 months. To read the article in full which is more of an editorial see BBC2 Horizon programme

January 26, 2013

These were really helpful tips.

January 25, 2013

Holiday time is so hard on us, I find myself very difficult to resist certain foods. Moderation is the key.
Excellent information. Thank you

Penyembuhan penyakit diabetes
January 17, 2013

nice post ..

Darren Kearney
January 05, 2013

Excellent blog. Healthy eating is something that many of us ignore and whilst on vacation we tend to drop whatever discipline we had if for only a short time.

Arthur McMillan
January 05, 2013

This information is good for me

Putra Pakuan
December 30, 2012

December till January is the time for holiday season. People get their own vacations. The problem is, we consume different ways for meals. On routines or daily activities, people get well-scheduled menus. But, instead, its will be different on holiday. Keep consumes healthy meals during Your Holiday.

December 29, 2012

Thank you for the good article.
I bought so much food for holidays, because the shops are closed for 2 days, and did throw away some.

December 28, 2012

Principle in regulating food that you should consider is the amount of food consumed, the type of food and feeding schedule. The amount of food you consumption must be balanced between the energy required and the energy expended. Selected types of foods must be balanced between intake of carbohydrate, fat and protein as well as vitamins and minerals. Schedule regular meals must to avoid some diseases. In addition to considering the food was consumed, we recommend that you also consider your lifestyle including exercise habits.

December 28, 2012

I love the tips.. don’t shop hungry, haha.. I just recently made an article and wrote that aswell.

I especially like your “pay attention to what matters”. I wholeheartedly agree on this, love your blog.

Gonna try out some of these tips:)

Michal Belstrick
December 26, 2012

Good tips after those all christmas suppers and dinners. Next year i will be prepared 🙂

Head Shmoozer
December 25, 2012

Very good information. I’m anxious to read the other posts. A great deal of heart disease can be prevented if we eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. The fact is heart disease is the #1 cause of death of men and women in the U.S. I would like to be part of changing that statistic. That’s why I invite everyone to comment on our social network. Our mission is to, “Help CURE Heart Disease In Our Lifetime!”

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