Tagged: Holiday Eating

From Joan Salge Blake:

Tip No. 6: Be part of the solution Be sure to practice what you preach at your own party. Limit the number of hors d’oeuvres you serve and keep them as healthful as possible. Choose fresh veggies and sliced fruit instead of cheese and crackers. Serve dinner early and choose a lean entree such as […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Tip No. 5: Flatter the cook Cooks always bring out their best recipes for the holidays. The only problem is that they expect you to eat all that food even if you are stuffed. Unfortunately, cleaning your plate is a signal to the hostess that you enjoyed the meal. Tip: Ask him or her for […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Tip No. 4: Stuff yourself before you go If the dinner party invitation says cocktails start at 7 pm, this probably means that dinner won’t be served until Dave Letterman is delivering his monologue. As the evening wears on, even the wallpaper will start to look tasty. In this ravenous state you are likely to […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Tip No. 1: Eat Off Grandma’s China Talk about portion distortion. According to research, the surface area of a typical dinner plate has increased by 36% since 1960. Let’s face it: The bigger the plate, the more food you are likely to heap on and eat. Tip: Use Grandma’s dinner plates at your supper and […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

The Science Behind Holiday Weight Gain: Tis the season… We know that the holiday season brings too many parties, too many get-togethers, and too many desserts.  However, an interesting article from the National Council on Strength & Fitness identifies a group of compounding physiological factors that explain why the activities of the holidays make it […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Between now and Thanksgiving, Registered Dietitian and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake will be offering tips to trim turkey day weight. Tip # 1: Carve out an earlier time to eat. When Thanksgiving dinner is served at 2 or 3 p.m., we tend to skip lunch in an attempt to make room for a […]