Planning for the Holidays: Stoplight Foods
Here are some stoplight holiday favorites:
- The red foods are high in fat because they contain fatty skin, are cooked in butter, or fried with oils or lard. Some other foods contain hidden calories in the form of heavy creams, mixed cheeses, or added sugars. Avoid these red foods as much as possible.
- The yellow foods are still not great, but limit these portions because they are delicious, traditional holiday foods that still contain plenty of added fat and sugar. They are still better choices than the red foods, though!
- The green foods include salads with low fat dressings, roasted vegetables with minimal fat and maximum flavor added, and still some desserts! Enjoy these foods and choose them as much as possible!
Total Wellness is sponsoring 24 CASA children this holiday season, and we need YOUR help to provide for them this Christmas! Please look for our CASA Christmas trees at the San Marcos Activity Center and Jowers gym. There you'll find childrens' names, ages, and Christmas wishes. Simply select a child you'd like to sponsor, guidelines and details will be on their card.
We also welcome monetary or gift card donations to help us make this Christmas special for each of these children. Contact Jenn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jess (512-557-8988) if you would like to contribute in this way.
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
Schedule your physical activity sessions in your electronic or paper calendar. At the beginning of each week, identify several times when you can take a class, visit the SRC, go for a walk, or do some stretching. Block out that time so you and others know you have something planned. Taking this step will be a great investment in your health.