The holidays... the best of times for having fun and yet potentially the worst of times when it comes to taking care of your body. Knowing that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year's is seven to 10 pounds (yikes!), the holidays are a set-up for six weeks of disordered eating behaviors that also take a toll on how you view your body. How will you keep up your self-care while also enjoying all of the fabulous festivities? It’s important to plan ahead to celebrate this favorite time of year. Here are some suggestions to help you not completely overindulge so that you can feel confident in your body while you rock your favorite holiday cocktail dress!Read Full Story
Looking to impress your holiday guests but not looking forward to spending a fortune on pricey holiday dinnerware and expensive ingredients for the festive feast? Good news – you can spend little and still dazzle your friends and family with the following holiday food styling tips from the experts at ShopSmart, a magazine from Consumers Union, who also publishes Consumer Reports.Read Full Story
The holidays are a time of fun, family and plenty of yummy food and drinks. When you are pregnant, however, you must be extra careful of what you are eating and drinking because of the effect food can have on your baby. Experts share with us the top 10 holiday foods to avoid during pregnancy. Read our list before you sit down for that holiday meal.Read Full Story
Having the holiday turkey fall from counter to floor is only one of the most dreaded kitchen disasters that can occur during the stressful hustle bustle of getting the holiday feast to the table. Broken (or absent) utensils, realizing you’re out of a much-needed ingredient, or a malfunctioned kitchen appliance can seem a holiday ruin, but don’t let a holiday food emergency put a damper on your festive feast. Here are our top solutions for common holiday dinner disasters.Read Full Story
With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, our focus is quickly turning to the quality time we’ll be spending with family and friends over delicious home-cooked meals. But if you’re trying to get pregnant, or recently found out you are, there are a few risky holiday foods – according to counselors at the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) – you should avoid during the festive season.Read Full Story
The holidays are here, and whether Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice doesn’t matter – you’re an adult, after all. But with adulthood comes holiday stress, stress and more stress – and very often, no desire to have sex. Margaux J. Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P. and creator of AuthenticSelfWellness.com, says noshing on certain healthy holiday foods will not only help you battle holiday angst, but will also put you in the loving mood.Read Full Story
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