Nov 16, 2017

Interview Transcript

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: The holidays are upon us and if you've been working on weight loss, that could pose a challenge. Theresa Dvorak is a registered dietitian. How can we enjoy ourselves during the holidays and keep that weight in check?

Theresa: You know, we always talk about balance, right? And we have to find that balance, especially during the holidays. Choosing smaller plates when you're at the party, using those cocktail plates or salad plates, or just making one pass through the buffet line.

Another great tactic is actually walking the buffet line and picking out what you actually enjoy versus starting at the beginning and building your plate and, all of a sudden, by the time you get to your favorite dish, you have a full plate already. So limiting yourself to just one plate but making sure that they're foods that you really enjoy. And take your time eating those foods mindfully, truly enjoying them.

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