HOLIDAY FLEX DAYS
Modified Plan & Recipes
Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s
are just a few days out of the next few weeks.
This holiday season let’s be
down 5 lbs instead of up 10 lbs!
HOLIDAY FLEX DAYS
Ideally limited to 2x per week
- Ideal hours for eating 12pm – 8pm.
- When eating past 8pm, allow at least 2 hours before bedtime.
- Around 12pm have a Granny Smith apple or 1/2 grapefruit.
- Start your meal with a salad or vegetable. Then enjoy your proteins and carbohydrates.
- Unlimited vegetables.
- 2 cups fruit.
- Ideally light proteins e.g., turkey, chicken, ham, fish, eggs, beans. Red meat takes 3-5 days to digest.
- Remember, carbs such as bread, pasta and desserts are for tasting, not feasting. Enjoy them as side dishes rather than as your main course.
- Oil in moderation, no frying.
- NO vinegar.
- STOP when your stomach says you’ve had enough. Don’t leave the table stuffed like your turkey!
- Ideally, maximum 2 alcoholic beverages.
- Have an 8 oz glass of water before and after each alcoholic drink.
- Drink 64 oz – 128 oz of water.
- Have at least one electrolyte supplement or electrolyte water.
Build your meals in the order and proportion of this food pyramid.
Barbara’s Quick Tip – Holiday Tips.
Legal Latkes (“Sweet Potato” Pancakes)
Crudité And Dip
No party is complete without the color and crunch of a crudité platter. It’s a wonderful, simple appetizer for all to enjoy this holiday season!
Festive, colorful, refreshing. This is a great dish to top off any gathering.
Decadence at its best. Whether entertaining at home, going to a dinner party or just because you feel like it, enjoy these mouth-watering treats with no regrets!
Cucumber Avocado Rolls
This recipe uses a homemade filling, but you can make it quick and easy by substituting pre-made, vinegar-free guacamole. Our favorites are Sabra or Costco’s Kirkland brand guacamole.
Courtesy of www.itdoesnttastelikechicken.com
Dried Apple Chips
This easy recipe will make for a lovely treat throughout the festive season.
This mocktail is not only tasty, but it helps keep you hydrated.
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