'Tis the season for family, friends, and well wishes. Certain staples of the holiday season can be difficult for our health goals, and our waistlines. With many people preparing to create health-based resolutions for the New Year, it is not uncommon to see people neglect their health during the winter season leading up to the turn of the year.
Studies show that the average American gains 1-2 lbs. between mid-November to mid-January1-3. For the nearly 70% of American adults who are either overweight or obese, this number tends to be even higher4. Looking at the holiday season as a time to further increase your health can help lead to a happy end of the year and get you to a good place for the start of 2021! Prioritizing our health during the holidays can be simple with the addition of Nutrition for Longevity meals.
Check out the list below for ways that Nutrition for Longevity can help you stay on track with your health goals during the holiday season!
Keeps You Full – Our meals are packed with whole plant foods that are high in fiber. Fiber goes through the body undigested which keeps you feeling full. Staying fuller, longer, prevents mindless snacking, thus keeping extra calories out of your diet!
Reduces inflammation – Although temporary inflammation is a necessary response to injury, illness, and intense exercise, chronic inflammation in our body can increase our risk for chronic disease. Chronic inflammation has shown to be a result of overconsumption of saturated fat, sugar, and salt. By prioritizing whole plants in every kit, N4L meals are all naturally low in these nutrients, leading to less irritation, swelling, and discomfort!
Fuels Your Body with Quality Energy – Nutrition for Longevity prioritizes plants in every box! Colorful plant foods provide essential vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals our bodies need to keep essential biochemical processes running efficiently for a long time. Fueling your body with quality plant foods will be much more effective at maintaining high energy levels compared to packaged, processed, or fried foods.
Eliminates Calorie Counting - Nutrition for Longevity meal plans are set at specific calorie ranges. Spend more time focusing on how the food makes you feel by ensuring you have the right amount of calories for your lifestyle!
Reduces Decision Fatigue – With the N4L Heat & Serve meals, there is no mental energy wasted on what to eat, how to prepare food, or how to fight cravings! Our meals are prepared with your caloric and nutrient needs in mind.
Provides Support – You do not have to do this alone! Staying healthy through the holiday season can be challenging. The Nutrition for Longevity Nutrition Team is here to help! If you are unsure how many calories you need for your current lifestyle, schedule a nutrition consult with an N4L Registered Dietitian to learn how to seamlessly integrate N4L meals into your holiday season.
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Schoeller, D. A. (2014). The Effect of Holiday Weight Gain on Body Weight. Retrieved December 10, 2020, from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24662697/
Yanovski, J. A., Al., E., Author AffiliationsFrom the Unit on Growth and Obesity, A. T. Widge and Others, D. C. Fajgenbaum and C. H. June, & Consortium, W. (2020, December 03). A Prospective Study of Holiday Weight Gain: NEJM. Retrieved December 10, 2020, from https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM200003233421206
- Overweight & Obesity Statistics. (2017, August 01). Retrieved December 10, 2020, from https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity