Magazine article USA TODAY

Festive Fare Does Not Have to Be Fattening

Magazine article USA TODAY

Festive Fare Does Not Have to Be Fattening

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The holidays are a tough time to maintain lifestyle changes. Those who recently have implemented healthy alternatives into their diet and routine are hard-pressed not to fall off the wagon at this time of year. Husband and wife fitness specialists Dave and Carrie Woodward--developers of BodyEvolution.com--offer a few tips and strategies to make sure revelers do not sabotage their diet or lifestyle when going out dining or to parties:

Eat before eating. "Opt for a healthy snack before eating out. You'll get a great boost of nutrients and keep your hunger in check. This will help you avoid ordering appetizers or snacking on chips and salsa or bread because you won't be starving come meal time."

Go for extra veggies. "Vegetables are fantastic for your body and low in calories. They are loaded with nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and fiber, which will fill you up without the fat. They'll make you feel good and eating them on a regular basis is going to make you look even better. …

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