Ten Ways to Minimize Calories & Maximize Enjoyment
(NAPS) – This time of year, seasonal favorites such as pumpkin pie, homemade fudge, eggnog, and sugar cookies can tempt even the most committed to stray from their healthy eating plans. For those also finding it hard to fit physical activity into their hectic routines, the result can be weight gain – and loss of motivation.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’ve already got a positive weight loss mindset, and have resolved to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle in the coming year, there are ways to not only survive the holidays – but to thrive during them.
“The key is moderation, not deprivation,” says Julie Armstrong, franchise owner of two Jenny Craig Centres in Colorado Springs. “There’s no need to pass up your grandmother’s apple pie, or dressing with your turkey. Just take small servings, and balance out higher-fat and higher-calorie choices with nonfat dairy products and fresh fruits and vegetables.”
Here are Armstrong’s top 10 strategies for staying on track this holiday season:
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently released the findings of a two-year clinical trial examining the efficacy of the Jenny Craig Program in helping overweight and obese women achieve an average weight loss of 10% after one year and weight maintenance of more than 7.9% at the two-year mark. The trial also demonstrated the success of the Jenny Craig Program in improvement in risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and stroke, as well as improvement in depression and quality of life measures.
For more healthy holiday tips and information on the Jenny Craig Program, call the Jenny Craig Centre nearest you at 5975 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 206 (719/264-1481) or 726 Cheyenne Meadows Rd. (719/527-0032).