Foodtrainers founder and nutritionist Lauren Slayton returns to Blisstree with more sound advice on how to eat your way through the holidays without looking like Santa.
“Limit, avoid, skip, pass on, reduce, monitor” and other semi-restrictive terms precede most holiday eating advice, often with good reason. But with these types of tips comes the inevitable backlash against restraint. So here’s some good news for those of you who don’t want to watch what you eat over the holidays: I’m here with a different sort of plea. I want you to eat more. More of the foods that can improve your skin, energy level, and immune system. Winter gets a bum rap, and many associate cold weather with hearty, creamy, or meaty foods and a dearth of desirable produce. But the truth is that there are many great produce picks around this time of year. These foods will stop constipation in its tracks and send you the message that, despite the revelry that goes on during those holiday parties, you actually are taking care of yourself. Try to eat two of the following fruits each day in December:
Lauren Slayton, M.S. R.D., founder of New York City’s Foodtrainers, has more than a decade of experience as both a dietician and nutritional counselor. Offering one-on-one sessions on weight and nutrition management, Foodtrainers helps clients create, record, achieve, and maintain personal health goals. For those in need of grocery shopping guidance on a budget, Foodtrainers also offers an affordable program, Market Foodtraining. Check out Lauren’s Foodtrainers blog and follow Lauren on Twitter: @foodtrainers.