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Healthy eating tips to keep a balanced diet during the holidays

Following a balanced diet during the holidays certainly helps prevent overeating. (Courtesy of Lifedics)

Following a balanced diet during the holidays certainly helps prevent overeating. (Courtesy of Lifedics)

The holidays at year’s end are the most challenging time of the year for maintaining a balanced diet. But a few healthy eating tips can go a long way in helping you to make the right food choices. It could be mom’s home cooking or your own concoction whipped up on a hot plate in your dorm room. Whatever your challenge, it’s still possible to stay healthy while enjoying the festivities of the season.

Keep a balanced diet

Traditional American Thanksgiving fare is a mixture of the healthy with the dangerous. Squash and yams are chock full of vitamins and fiber. Read more

Eating healthy: Tips for quick healthy meals on the run

Eating from the salad bar of your college dining hall is a great option in order to maintain a healthy diet. (Courtesy of Tudokin)

Eating from the salad bar of your college dining hall is a great option in order to maintain a healthy diet. (Courtesy of Tudokin)

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day even for essentials like eating and sleeping. So finding quick healthy meals that you can take and eat on the run is pretty important. Eating fast food or even school cafeteria fare can be tricky if you’re trying to avoid excess fat, salt and preservatives. Once you learn a few tips and tricks, you can save money and time while still eating healthy.

Do you eat healthy?

First off, don’t fool yourself that you’re already eating healthy. Just because you’ve declared yourself to be a vegetarian or a vegan doesn’t mean that you are. Read more