Avoid Over-Indulgence this Holiday Season

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: "Festive food is always fattening." -Carol Alt
Air Date: 12/9/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Carol Alt
Carol-AltCarol Alt is the ultimate pioneer and chameleon; constantly on the lookout for new ideas and new frontiers. Since her days as the world's most renowned Supermodel, Carol Alt has gone on to be multi-award winning actress, bestselling author on Raw Food Nutrition and hosting her own show, A Healthy You, on Fox News. Having twice graced the cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Magazine's Swimsuit Edition and in February 2014 Alt was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit franchise. Alt's other activities include hosting various TV and radio morning shows and newscasts, including Good Day Live, GMA, Access Hollywood, and E! Entertainment. Forever touted as "the model that started the Supermodel trend" by John Casablanca, the owner of Elite Models – made Carol the first ever "Super Elite Model in the Supeer Elite Division." The press therefore dubbed her the first "Supermodel."
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Avoid Over-Indulgence this Holiday Season
The holidays present an opportunity to over-indulge.

Holiday parties are a big part of the problem. As Carol Alt puts it, "Festive food is always fattening."

Carol suggests eating a snack or small meal before heading out to the party, even something small like raw cheese and flaxseed crackers can give you that "base" so you don't immediately reach for the fatty, salty options. 

Another big issue in terms of over-indulgence is alcohol.

When you get to the party, don't hit the hard stuff first. Start on seltzer with cranberry and lime (or orange and lime), and don't have an alcohol beverage until you have had two of those. If you haven't eaten before you get to the venue and start drinking right off the bat, your inhibitions are lowered and you might end up pigging out.

Listen in as Carol shares some of her top picks for holiday snacks and dishes, as well as other tricks she uses to prevent over-indulgence.