Health Tips Tuesday: staying trim for the holidays

Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 8:43 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 8:45 AM EST
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(WGGB/WSHM) -- With the holidays around the corner, Elainia Terry, nutrition manager at Baystate Medical Center, spoke to Western Mass News about the best ways to maintain your weight.

What is the best way to stay healthy during the holidays?

Terry: “So definitely not to skip breakfast, don’t do that. Bring a healthy dish, fruit salad, green beans.”

Is it important to measure out portions?

Terry: “I don’t think portions matter during the holidays especially, but on the holidays, but make sure to balance out the plate.”

What is the major contributor to gaining weight during the holidays?

Terry: “The biggest problem is the leftovers and that comes from eating pie and noticing what’s left over.”

How should people eat, and be mindful of?

Terry: “Make sure to have veggies on your plate and don’t overdo it on the apps and you can freeze leftovers.”