The Holidays are coming and where there is celebration, THERE IS FOOD.
Those who observe Hanukkah have potato pancakes called latkes.
Three Kings Day celebrants bake a delicious King cake.
People drink coffee and eat twisted saffron buns on St. Lucia Day.
St. Nikolas Day includes parades, gift giving, festivals, and, yes, feasts.
On Christmas you give gifts and share a meal with family.
Kwanzaa means “First Fruits” based on ancient African harvest festivals.
Russians celebrate the New Year with black and red caviar.
And the Chinese New Year includes dumplings, fish, spring rolls, and niangao.
With all these holidays, it's not surprising that people tend to gain the most weight during the winter holiday season.
But just in case you think you can't (or don't want to) celebrate in moderation, there's hope.
At the gym.
In the kitchen.
Before you celebrate this season, let's set up a strong healthy habit of regular exercise and nutritious eating.
Then eat, drink and be merry!
Because you've set up those healthy customs, when we meet again, your mind and body jumps back into shape more easily, readily recovers from excess, and is eager to focus on the future.
I look forward to hearing from you so that we can prepare for the winter holidays together. So that we can recover from the winter holidays together. So that we can celebrate this and many more winter holidays together.