Together they have written a very helpful book, Should I Scoop Out My Bagel, about diet and nutrition. This book has 99 easy to read chapter that answer some of your questions about how to eat healthy and how to make better choices. It’s very informative!
Be mindful of alcohol
Alcohol has no nutritional value; therefore, it contains empty calories. While you don’t have to eliminate alcohol, try to keep it to no more than four to six drinks per week if you’re trying to keep your weight down. Especially this time of year, try to avoid sweet and fancy cocktails like those that have sugar on the rim or those full of “holiday flavors” like chocolate, egg nog, peppermint, candy cane and caramel. These are usually filled with tons of sugar, fat and calories.
Instead, stick with ultra low-carb beer, a glass or two of wine, or mixed drinks that use club soda or sparkling water (you can also try adding lemon or lime). Straight drinks can also be a good option but just remember that, ounce for ounce, the stronger the alcohol content, the heftier the calorie count, so just be mindful of how much you down.
Got a question? Leave me a comment and Hallie and Ilyse can answer it for you! And if you want an easy book to read about diet and nutrition, order Should I Scoop Out My Bagel at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Come back tomorrow for another helpful health tip!
Ilyse Schapiro is a MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist who holds a Master’s of Science in clinical nutrition and dietetics from New York University.
Hallie Rich is the creator of alternaVites, a comprehensive multivitamin & mineral in crystal powder form that melts quickly in your mouth – the first of its kind. alternaVites quickly became the definitive “non pill” vitamin option and filled an unnecessary void in the market.