Survive the Season of Food

This holiday season, leave the belly to Santa and make an effort to stay fit! Whether you're hosting a party or attending one, there are plenty of ways to make healthy choices and control your calories. With a little care, you can maintain your figure and avoid holiday weight gain. Here are three easy tips.


  1. Have a plan. Never show up to a party hungry and empty-handed. Bringing a healthy dish or two will ensure you have something healthy to eat. You also can ask the host what’s on the menu. If there a few to no options for you to enjoy, eat before going to the party. That way you can enjoy the good times and good friends without compromising your healthy lifestyle.

  1. Log on to the Signature Patient Website. There are more than 200 recipes on the website, all tailored to the health-minded diner. You can search by occasion, course, cuisine, and more. You’re sure to find a healthy spinach dip, low-calorie desserts, and delicious party starters that guests will love.



  1. Relax. Stress can result in unhealthy food choices and binge eating. The holidays can be a busy time and it’s important for you to take time for yourself. Studies have shown that stress increases insulin and cortisol levels, prompting people to eat more. Lifestyle changes to decrease stress, such as meditation and yoga, may help you maintain your sanity and figure.





This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.