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Joy's Rule of One: Holiday Eating!

Thursday, December 06, 2012


What a great video with Joy Bauer on how to survive the endless array of seasonal holiday treats, without ballooning up!

My fave tip? Yup, the "rule of one" . . . one of everything, moderate portion size. One appetizer, one drink, one plateful, one dessert. And then she offers some additional help in choosing that "one".

Here's to getting through the next month feeling less stuffed than the turkey!!
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    Thanks for sharing! It helped to heighten my holiday resolve. emoticon
    1992 days ago
    My rule of thumb is similar - except I don't eat anything I don't absolutely love! If it's there, I get to eat one moderate portion. If everything there is mediocre (to me), I can skip it. And dessert should be either chocolate, or panna cotta - I can leave pretty much anything else.

    Because really, why waste calories on food I don't love?
    1997 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Thanks for sharing this. The simple rules like this help us be selective yet enjoy.
    1997 days ago
    This was very good advice. I also like the tips she gave about the dips that are best: salsa & spicy mustard - as well as the nutritional hummus, bean dip, and guacamole.
    Thanks for posting it.

    1997 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, very sensible advice.

    I haven't been looking forward to the holidays due to the excess food. If I can incorporate some of these ideas, I should be able to come out of the holiday spree in a better state.

    Hope you have happy holidays!
    1997 days ago
    Rule of one and being carefully selective! I think those two tips can take us through the holidays unharmed.
    Great link! Thank you for sharing!
    1997 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Awesome link! I am lucky in one meal. My apartment building's meal is strictly serving controlled -they dish it out and they only give you one tiny dessert -no worries about being overstuffed at that one! But the upcoming bridge club one -has healthy enough fare -wraps and soup -but you can go for seconds if there are leftovers which there tends to be of the wraps and dainties. Then of course, when my Mom decides to hold hers -she always overdoes it and I am getting 4,000 calories a day eating leftovers for the week :PPP. I like the idea of portion control, but my little fridge freezer is too small to freeze the leftovers to enjoy another day :(
    I too, like that rule of one and keeping it to things you can't get through the year -like all the German specialty treats that come out now-my favorite is gingerbread hearts filled with plum fruit and coated with dark chocolate -this is heaven in every bite and incredibly is only 130 calories for THREE of them! With low fat too! I get them at London Drugs - was on sale for only 2.36 for a package!
    Here is to keeping it real!
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    1997 days ago
    1998 days ago
    Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a healthy and blessed Christmas season!!
    1998 days ago
  • DALID414
    Love it!
    1998 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Nice reinforcement for items most of us 'professional dieters' are aware of. Awareness and practice definitely different from one another. Thanks for sharing.
    1998 days ago
    And here I was hoping that one of everything translated to one of every item on the table. I knew it had to be too good to be true. LOL
    1998 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2012 8:56:09 PM
    1998 days ago
    That is really a great way to be around family, friends, co-workers etc.. this season with all the different varieties of food. Just stick to 1 portion size. emoticon
    1998 days ago
    Really helpful. Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    1998 days ago
    That's planning ahead. You will surely enjoy the holiday season. Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1998 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2012 8:26:21 PM
    To moderation, and choices! Nothing tastes as good as fit feels!
    1998 days ago
  • X5X52000
    emoticon emoticon for sharing!
    1998 days ago
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