The One Food You Should Have Every Day To Lose Weight During The Holidays

November 27, 2018 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Food

According to research from Cornell University, holiday weight gain is real. The average person will gain 1.3 pounds from October to New Years, researchers found. But the answer is not deprivation during this time. You can continue to eat and enjoy food; we wouldn’t dream of taking your cherished holiday recipes away. There’s one food combination that nutrition experts agree is healthiest for weight management.

“Always combine protein and produce,” Nathalie W. Rhone, MS, RDN, CDN tells us.

As long as you develop your meal plans around this combination, you are setting yourself up for success, rather than failure, during the holidays.

Rhone suggested a few recipes to consider:

Vegetable omelet with avocado

Get your protein from the eggs and avocado, Rhone advises, and check off the "produce" by loading the middle with non-starchy vegetables!

Roast chicken on top of a salad

Two cups of leafy greens along with a couple ounces of lean grilled chicken is a meal you can eat over and over throughout the holiday season.

Grilled salmon with roasted veggies

Salmon is a protein-packed superfood that fills you up; eat along with a cup of roasted vegetables. 

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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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