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Making the Holidays Work for You….How You Can Enjoy The People, Places and Things That You Love, Without Being In a Food Induced Coma and Spending Your Time Doing What You Will Resolve to Never Do Again After January 1

As I observe my fellows in what will constitute the last 6 weeks of 2012 (give or take end of the world scenerios) I see masses of unhealthy food everywhere. I am really not trying to be an anti food Scrooge figure, but seriously. According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s “Disease Proof” website the average American will consume 50 cups of sugar and 42 sticks of butter in the time between Thanksgiving and New Years. Not a pretty picture. What are a few ways to “step away” from this scene?

1. Sign the Dr Fuhrman’s Holiday Challange (google Dr. Fuhrman’s 2012 Holiday Challange)

2. Make acceptable food available ….have things to eat in your fridge that you like and that are healthy choices.

3. Bring acceptable food to the events you attend. Make something gorgeous that people will love. A simple fruit salad in a lovely glass dish with pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, grapes, and mango will be a hit.

4. 3 main rules 1. Green smoothie every day

2. Get moving for at least 30 minutes a day

3. Eat a rainbow every day. Colors indicate important antioxidants

5. Own the right tools for change. A Vitamix, a Champion Juicer, a small crock pot, and a tiny 4 cup food processor are my personal favorites.

6. Mineral water is a great replacement for alcohol and usually available in party venues. Why am I picking on alcohol? Because when people start drinking, many times, all resolve about eating healthy food goes out the proverbial window.

7. My final tip is THINK. Thinking means not sitting by the chocolate fountain at the company Christmas party. Perhaps Golden Corral might not be the best food choice….although last year when someone else made that food choice I got plain steamed greens and a baked sweet potato. But most people were camped out at the cotton candy machine (seriously) and a large group was seen rushing for the exits having dipped every conceivable thing in the chocolate fountain.

Blessings to all of you, Marsha

Next Time….Some easy recipes for the holidays.