ROSEBURG, Ore. – Healthy eating is important during the holidays, according to experts at the Community Cancer Center.
Registered Dietitian Ally Gottfried told KEZI 9 News she talks to every patient going through radiation about nutrition to make sure they are getting accurate information.
Regarding holiday weight gain, Gottfried said it’s important to remember the holidays are important times to celebrate with traditional dishes, and it’s OK to enjoy those things.
However, people typically consume 3,000 extra calories a day on holidays before even sitting down for the meal with chips, dips, alcoholic drinks and more.
Having a plan is key. Try skipping the rolls, or eating a healthy snack beforehand so you’re not as hungry, Gottfried said. Staying hydrated is also important.
However, Gottfried said it’s all right to have a treat.