5 Healthy Eating Tips For Holiday Travelers

It’s one of the many reasons people tend to gain a couple of extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The good http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/garcinia-cambogia-extract—crucial-data-released-231403591.html news is that consumers are demanding more nutritious options when they fly — and the industry is responding, says Renate DeGeorge, director of culinary services for HMSHost , which operates dining facilities at more than 100 airports worldwide. In recent years HMSHost has made several changes to its menus, including adding a variety of new salads, offering hummus plates as appetizers and providing whole-grain bread for sandwiches. “Most places now offer a variety of healthy options no matter where you stop, so that every traveler can find something they are looking for,” DeGeorge told CNN.
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When eating healthy turns obsessive

“It does not sound like much but low-income families spend about $6 on food. So here, $1.50 represents a 25 percent increase.” “Also remember that $1.50 per person per day represents $540 per year, or $2,200 for a family of four. When you multiply by 200 million American adults (I am being conservative here), you get a total cost of 108 billion dollars – more than the entire USDA budget for food assistance,” he told Reuters Health in an email. Drewnowski points out that dollar figure is about the same as the estimated cost of obesity to society, said to be on the order of $100 billion per year. “So – are we asking consumers to spend another 108 billion in order to eat healthier? I wish they would, but I am not optimistic.
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Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day: study

Students eat a healthy lunch at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California, March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

EST, December 16, 2013 The holiday season can be nutty. Between all the concerts, parties, decorating and entertaining, you may not be quite as in tune with what, and how much, you’re eating. Arm yourself with these stay-healthy strategies to maintain not gain weight during the holiday season: The challenge: Hard-to-resist homemade holiday treats. Stay-healthy strategy: If decadent holiday treats are your downfall, make room in your diet for them. Allow yourself one small treat per day, but plan for it by eliminating something else, and be sure to account for the carbs. If it’s too tempting to keep treats in your house, say “no thanks” next time or, if you do give in, share some with a friend.
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Side-step healthy-eating obstacles during the holidays

“What I do eat are a lot of vegetables. I have to have vegetables in every meal or I feel sick,” she says. “I eat whole grains like barley, whole-grain kasha. Not rice, because it really hurts my stomach and for political reasons, because it is shipped from too far away. I eat seasonal fruits, fish, garcinia cambogia extract and eggs.” For Alena — who has never been to a therapist or nutritionist to discuss her behavior — anorexia and orthorexia go hand in hand. She has experienced bouts of body dysmorphia and sometimes exercises excessively to make up for minor eating binges, such as overindulging on dessert.
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