Americans gained over 500 million pounds last year

What a headline! CNBC.com highlighted this sad commentary on the Standard American Diet (SAD). I see evidence of this weight gain all around me. At family gatherings the foods of choice many times are fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and red velvet cake. This is a high fat orgy and when you combine it with alcohol it seals the deal to poor health.

We can change this. It doesn’t have to be hard. Just take small steps toward healthier choices and no one will complain. We tend to crave fat, salt and sugar. We can still have these but make better quality choices. The big family gatherings can offer up baked and broiled chicken and fish instead. Bring a large tossed salad with healthy low fat dressings and lots of fresh, steamed vegetables. Offer up lots of fresh fruit and less pie and cake. People will appreciate not lapsing into a food coma after the meal. They might even be motivated to go for a walk around the block.

Hears to your Lifetime Health!
Visit me at janicewoody.com for more information on health, wellness and graceful aging. Need a little help with staying accountable? Private coaching can be the answer for you.

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