Peppermint candy and holiday chocolates at the receptionist’s desk. Candy canes at the dry cleaners. A rotating selection of Christmas cookies on just about everyone’s desk. Happy holiday food gifts from grateful clients. Your neighbor’s specialty pie. And that doesn’t include the fantastic spreads at holiday parties and family events! It’s All So Tempting It‘s incredibly [...]
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#1 In Two Categories My book, The Sensible Holiday Eating Guide: How To Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Without Gaining Weight is #1 in two categories on Amazon, thanks to my wonderful readers. Get your copy — it’s free through Sunday, 11/11. This is the Amazon listing: Best Sellers in Diets Top 100 Free 1. The [...]
Gotta have the jelly beans, the green bean casserole, the lamb and the ham, the brisket, two servings of matzoh ball soup, carrot cake for dessert, the entire chocolate bunny (ears first), three cadbury eggs, and whatever else your particular holiday, culture, and family traditions dictate. Really??? Ask yourself why. Is your groaning table and [...]
The earliest recorded celebration of the arrival of the new year dates back 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. The first new moon following the vernal equinox, or the day in the spring with an equal amount of sunlight and darkness, signaled the start of a new year. Today, New Year’s Day–the first day of [...]
What’s your plan? That sounds clinical — but it doesn’t have to be. It could be your saving grace. Think about how you want to handle yourself in the face of food, family, eggnog, and pecan pie. Nothing is engraved in stone but if you have an idea about what you want to do and [...]
It’s holiday time and there’s lots of food around. Check out the calorie count and the distance you’d have to walk to burn off those calories if you have: One mixed drink One cup of coffee with cream and sugar One glass of cider or juice One cup of eggnog 10 Wheat Thins 2 tablespoons of [...]
The million dollar question is how can I get through the holidays without piling on weight? There are many strategies, tips, and techniques and you need to find the ones that work for you, your body, and your lifestyle. You need to create your own foodMAP – your own roadmap to happy, healthy, and delicious [...]
Doesn’t it feel like you gain at least seven pounds of weight, all of it blubber? A lot of us start indulging at Thanksgiving (some at Halloween) and don’t stop the free style calorie fest until those onerous New Year’s Resolutions. Then, because we feel guilty about indulgences, we swear we won’t touch another cookie [...]
A Time For Giving Thanks And A Celebration Of Abundance Those of us who are lucky enough to go to or host a Thanksgiving dinner are often faced with a dilemma: overabundance. Our Thanksgiving meal has become associated with a true groaning table – a table loaded with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes in multiple formats, [...]
Gotta have the Christmas cookies, the candied yams, the stuffing with pecans, both pumpkin and pecan pies, the peanut brittle, eggnog, and whatever else your particular holiday, culture, and family traditions dictate. Really??? Ask yourself why. Are your groaning table and edible holiday delights really because of tradition – or, in part, an excuse to [...]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.
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