Well,  I hope that you all had a wonderful and Tryptophan/Carbohydrate-induced coma Thanksgiving.  Heaven knows that we did in the Sabino household.  Always good to see the fam.  However, now we’re into crunch time.  Only 3 weeks until Christmas week and it’s filled with treacherous holiday friend and office parties.  So, I just want to impart a couple of things to remember over the next month in order to keep you in line and OFF the upper ends of your scale (and therefore off the edge of the cliff):

1.  Moderate.  You can’t avoid the parties.  You can’t avoid the treats.  They are going to be around no matter how you happen to feel about it.  However, that doesn’t mean that you have to pull up permanent residence at the snack table.  There’s this little thing called will power.  Find it and use it.  There is no need to go back to the trough for third and fourth helpings.  It’s OK to have some, but don’t bogart the entire plate of fudge and hide shamefully in your office.

2.  Keep active.  The weather is getting uglier, but you can still do something.  Not only will it help fight the battle of the bulge, so to speak, but it will also keep your mood and spirits elevated throughout this holiday season.

3.  Make sure to stay hydrated and get a good mix of foods.  Get those vitamins, minerals and water into  your system.  ‘Tis also the season that colds and flus start going around pretty rampantly, and everyone is always eager to share.  So do everything you can to keep the viruses and bacteria at bay.  Not through tons of supplements, but eat good foods and stay healthier (says the guy with the scratchy throat).  Sometimes you can’t avoid it, but lower your odds as much as you can, and shorten the duration if you do happen to come down with something.

Have a great holiday season (no matter which version of the holiday you celebrate).  Stay happy and stay HEALTHY.